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from food to poo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ole rooster, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Does anybody know the time span from food in to poo out? Just wondering how the birds poop so much at night. Eight birds leave me almost a pound and a half every morning.
  2. gforce07

    gforce07 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 8, 2011
    Not sure but it's good for compost
  3. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2011
    Henderson County, NC
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] eeeew. LOL
  4. ocpoolguy

    ocpoolguy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2011
    Orange County CA
    Wow do you weigh it? And is that wet or dry poo? I clean out mine about every two weeks with six birds so 14 days I don't think there is more than a few pounds. LOL never thought to weigh it. It does up the temp in my compost tumbler a bunch. It will steam a few days after adding the poo.
  5. Jace

    Jace Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2011
    According to "Raising Chickens for Dummies" (a useful book with an embarrassing title) - it takes 2.5 hours.
  6. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    HAHA!!! That's a great question and one I just asked myself yesterday! I noticed that there was very little poop in the chicken pen but there was a ton under the roosts. That makes sense, because I had been getting them back into the pen from ranging in the yard using the scraps from supper which is their favorite. I also give them a few handsful of BOSS and a little scratch. I think I will be changing up the routine a little and giving them the scraps in the morning. Thanks for putting this out there for the experts.
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Acually I don't weigh it but I do have a pretty good sense of weight. But now I will admit there is a bit of sand from the coop. I would say about 15 grams so its not all poop.

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