Grit in poop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eponagirl, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. eponagirl

    eponagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever noticed grit being passed through in the poop? This may be normal...but I wanted to ask here in case it is not...

    I found what looked like alot of little white granite pieces of grit (varying sizes) in my 26 week old pullets poop on the poop board the last few days....
     
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  2. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    normal. That is why they keep eating more. If none passed, they would pretty soon explode !
     
  3. eponagirl

    eponagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought so, but since I've haven't seen it until now after all these weeks, just wondered![​IMG]
     
  4. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    lol yes that is normal. the grit sits in their gizzards to help grind up the food like grains and other things... stands to reason that the grit gets worn down and passes thru the system...hence the need to replenish!
     

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