I Just Don't Get It!!!!!

happyhens44

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Ahhhh!! Ok I have reconized my chickens and ducks have runny poop so I thought chickens and ducks poop shouldent be runny. So I bought layers mash and duck scratch. I give them greens like grass or leaves and there poop is still runny. Is there something I'm missing, like a type of mineral? Please respond soon so I can fix it


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schellie69

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I know on chicken poop it vary from day to day there was a post some where on here that showed pictures of normal and non normal poop but I can't find it, you might try some yogurt that seems to be something that people use.
 

emys

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If they eat lots of fresh greens that can make their poop wet. Just having wet poop doesn't mean there is anything wrong. Chickens don't really pee, everything comes out the same hole, so if they eat wet stuff, the poop is wet.

If it is foamy bloody or mucus like, then I might worry.

(Sorry,caught my spelling error.)
 
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ChooksChick

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The biggest thing to remember is that both chickens and ducks need balanced nutrition, which isn't offered by scratch grain. Both the ducks and the hens should be on an age-appropriate feed:

Bird Type Age Diet Type Crude Protein (%) Calcium (%) Available Phosphorus (%)

Pullets 0 to 6 weeks Starter 20.0 to 22.0 0.85 to 1.00 0.40 to 0.45
6 to 14 weeks Grower 16.0 to 18.0 0.80 to 0.95 0.35 to 0.42
14 to 20 weeks Developer 14.0 to 16.0 0.75 to 0.92 0.30 to 0.38
Laying > 20 weeks Layer 15.0 to 19.0 3.60 to 4.30 0.32 to 0.45


I'm afraid I don't know precisely the ratios for ducks, but I know that many feed makers make formulas that are good for all poultry, such as Manna-Pro Trip-L-Duty or Purina Flock Raiser.

Scratch should be thought of as the same thing as Twinkies...they love it, but it's not good for them. It's only 8% protein and hasn't any added nutrients. The least a bird should get is 16% protein, regardless of age.

Hope that's helpful!
 

gritsar

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Quote:Why is it forbidden? I've often eaten while viewing it. Enjoying a nice juicy burger and oh look! it's ceceal poo!
 

ChooksChick

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Quote:Why is it forbidden? I've often eaten while viewing it. Enjoying a nice juicy burger and oh look! it's ceceal poo!


Just so long as it's not in the room...cecal poo has that awful smell...
 

Imp

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Quote:Why is it forbidden? I've often eaten while viewing it. Enjoying a nice juicy burger and oh look! it's ceceal poo!


Just so long as it's not in the room...cecal poo has that awful smell...




And not as a condiment.


e_s_batman...

Could you post a pix.

Imp
 

happyhens44

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thank you everyone who helped i looked on the poop page and compaired the poops of my chickens and the website and they have..... normal...... sometimes oil and foamy......and rarly ceceal.



doesnt seem bad to me
 

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