I need the scoop on poop!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by murdeb, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. murdeb

    murdeb In the Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    Sebastian, FL
    My 2 BO pullets (still not laying...sigh) had not been able to free range for 2 days due to bad weather. Up until this point, their poop had been mainly solid, darker color and white, dries hard. Today in the poop tray it was a lighter brown, moist and loose. Should I be concerned or do you think it has anything to do with the fact that they were cooped up for 2 days? [​IMG]
  2. Sounds like just a change of diet is all. Once they are back out things should go back to normal but keep an eye on them just in case.
  3. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    There's a chicken poop chart...look it up online. Its very helpful. Chickens poop a very wide variety and most of it is not a sign of bad things.
  4. debid

    debid Crowing

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    Feed poop is completely different from range poop and what you're describing is exactly what I'd expect to see.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011

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