You know chickens are eating/pooping machines. Chicken poo output = 3*food weight consumed + 1/8 water consumed I swear these things poo a lot. This morning I threw a handful of my daughters scrambled eggs out the back door (budget prevents starter feed for a bit). Sure enough, the pullets came running. By the way is anyone else mesmerized by the action of a chicken running? How do they keep themselves off the ground. Heads down, sometimes wings spread... they look SO FUNNY! All twelve scrambled the 30 or so yards to where the eggs were sitting on our back porch. When they arrived, all twelve of them decided they were carrying too much weight and couldn't devour the scrambled eggs in comfort unless they dropped some weight. Twelve little hens decided to POO right there in front of my sliding glass door. And poo they went. Have you ever had an empty bottle of mustard? You squeeze it to make some obnoxious sounds? When we stopped laughing I got the hose and sprayed off the porch. My question is, that's normal, right? Not all their little droppings sound like that, just once in a while.