Dogs pee . . .. Do chickens poop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by math ace, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    So, dogs use urination as a means of marking their territory.

    Do chickens poop as a means of marking their territory ? ? ? ?

    I ask this question SERIOUSLY Because I have a bird that we are having to administer antibotics to twice a day. EVERY TIME we take him out of the kennel to medicate him . . . as soon as we release him . . . he runs in the kennel in poops.
     
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I highly doubt that,and I think there sense of smell isnt highly developed to detect the odor.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I think that might simply be a stress response.
     
  4. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    It more likely the stress and being handled that prompts him to defecate.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    x3 on stress and/or handling. Often I find they hold any sort of need to poo during times of being handled, even if it isn't under stress.
     
  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:This would be my guess too. Does the term scared $$%%less mean anything. No joke intended really.

    I had to wash my roo and he just emptied all down my side. Not fun for either of us.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011
  7. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does any animal mark their territory by pooping? lmao [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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