Found something in their poop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Iziayia, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Iziayia

    Iziayia Chirping

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    Anyone known what these strange brown lumps are? I found them in the chickens (or turkey/duck/goose) poop from last year (thawing out from under the snow now) but it's only in some of the pools and not all of the ones I saw. Just want to make sure it's not something bad like an internal pest or so.

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  2. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    I'm no expert but it almost looks like some kind of undigested seed pods like pits of cherries or a berry?
     
  3. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Almost looks like aquarium rocks or pea gravel to me. Definitely not anything sinister or buggy.
     
  4. orrpeople

    orrpeople Grading essays - be back soon!

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    I think it looks like scat from another animal entirely... Are these from an enclosed run, or one where other critters have access?
     
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  5. Iziayia

    Iziayia Chirping

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    These poops are outside in a fenced pasture (with pond) where I only had poultry last year and we level three years ago with a bulldozer (and fence two years ago). They are around the door area so more concentrated but I didn't check if poops in other parts looked the same, but from what I saw it wasn't all only some of them. I wish I knew which birds they were from at least I could narrow it down more.

    I wouldn't know what it is if it was seeds or whatnot. I didn't feed them anything other then the 'usual' - which consists of their mash diet and some wheat here and there but this isn't wheat. Treats usually consist of lettuce, bread or sometimes veggies but nothing I wouldn't recognize the seed of.
     
  6. Iziayia

    Iziayia Chirping

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    Update... so it does seem to be seeds but they are literally everywhere (not necessarily in poop - found some in a leftover 'feed pile') - they couldn't possibly be grass or clover right? I don't recognize it :/
     

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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Cut one open?
     
  8. tigger19687

    tigger19687 Songster

    Do you have trees with seed pods? They look kinda big
     
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  9. chickenE

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    Interesting thread... Keep us updated
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    They look like Paw Paw seeds.
     

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