great gobs of chicken poo Batman

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by FrenchHen, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Ok, so I have had five meat birds for less than 24 hours.
    Those dang things have pooped more than the 27 birds I got last summer.

    I know their job is eat and grow...I was surprised at the volume of by-product their little bums are capable of!
  2. I have 60 in my dining room right now. I feel your pain.
  3. gallo34

    gallo34 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2009
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    Cornish cross have two functions - eat and poop.[​IMG] I think it is because they usually last only eight weeks or so and it is their way of getting the most in for the short time they have.
  5. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2008
    It only gets better;)
  6. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Does my rememberer need fixing, or do they stink worse than layers? Is it the medicated feed?

    They're such cuties, but DANG. My laundry room stinks of Eau de Poulet.

    I have more to look forward to?

    Lovely. Peachy.

    They'd better taste REALLY good.
  7. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That thought will haunt me for the rest the day. How old are they?? I keep my brooder in my barn and by week 3, I can hardly stand it.
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    My brooder for my regular chicks is on the back patio and after two weeks I'm getting ready to put it in a corner of the coop.

    Dining room?.... my wife would be planning my funeral. [​IMG]

    a peep has to do what a peep has to do!
  9. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC husband would plan mine too!
  10. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jefferson County, PA
    I have 15 on order now and am waiting for the manure to over load my waiting compost bins. I have a friend who actually uses a dog kennel next to their wood burner in their living room for the first week. Not me, garage until they get feathers and then out they go!!!!

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