Twice in a little over a week I had to leave my chickens in their coop rather than letting them loose during the day. This, naturally, didn't make them happy and it's hard to explain to them that they wouldn't be happy in the belly of a coon either, but that's neither here nor there. They have 4 sq. ft. indoor space per bird and they don't pick or hurt each other, but they definitely get grumpy if you leave them in. Anyway, the day after the first time I noticed really runny droppings, which naturally worried me. I hopped maybe they just needed grit since they'd been in the same spot for a while and we actually don't have a lot of stone in our soil, so I gave them some, and it cleared right up. But then I had them locked up on Thanksgiving as well and the next day, runny droppings all over. So I'm thinking maybe it wasn't a grit issue, but rather a stress issue. I'm having a hard time thinking it's an illness, since everything cleared up in between the two lock-up days, though of course that is possible. So is stress a possibility? This is going to throw a big monkey wrench in my holiday plans if it is, but geeze, I'd sure rather have that than a disease!