How solid should chick poop be?


8 Years
Mar 4, 2011
I swear I saw a link to some sort of poop chart here somewhere the other day, but now, for the life of me, I can't find it.

My chickies poops are a pretty uniform tan / brown, and semi-form. A bit like soft serve ice cream, only way grosser
Is this too loose? I did see one foamy poop yesterday, I have been checking and haven't seen any more, but.. is this okay? Is this something I should be very concerned about?

Oh boy, what fun
Thank you for linking that. I suppose my chicks' would fall into the "oily and foamy" category of normal. Would it help / hurt to give them some partially ground raw oats? (And this would require a tray of sand, right?)
What breed are your chicks, how old, & what are you feeding them? I raise Penedesenca and find that even with a balanced, healthy diet they have a tendency towards loose stools.
I have black sex-links, new hampshire reds, and isa browns and they are around 1 1/2 to 2 weeks old I think.

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