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Good poo or bad poo?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wyatt0224, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me if this poo is healthy or not?
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  2. Colonel-Sanders

    Colonel-Sanders Out Of The Brooder

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    Firstly, I would like to assure that my own chickens have excreted this type of fecal matter before. Secondly from what I gather this type of poo is what can be referred to as, "ceacal," or "cecum." These are produced from the caecum of the chicken and are mustard to dark brown froth and they are expelled every 8 to 10 droppings. So, pretty normal. Now if this is continually the type of poo they are excreting, this could be reason for concern.

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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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