Have you ever heard of "manuer balls???"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wings, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got more chicks! I have GLWs, BRs, and BOs (all pullets). Everyone is happy and healthy, and I am having a blast. However, I remember reading (with my last batch of chickies) that when poop dries and hardens on chick feet, you have to pick it off. Have you ever heard of this? I trust Gail Damerow, but this concept seems a little wacko!
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    Yes, occasionally, poop will harden on their feet & then new poop builds up on it until it covers a toe or creates a ball. I always pick this off as only happens because they are confined in a brooder & would not happen if they were out free-ranging with mom.
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha ha poo balls! I haven't seen this! I have seen that when my 4 year old goes in there and it scares all the chicks they seem to poop runny poops!
     

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