Is black cecal poop normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3littlechickies, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. 3littlechickies

    3littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    141
    3
    73
    Jun 29, 2013
    Castro Valley, CA
    HI!

    My girls are almost nine weeks old and still in my house. I let them outside everyday for pretty long. When I go out to wash down the poop, there is what looks like black cecal poop. It have seen almost everyday for about week. Is it normal for it to be black? I don't know who poops it. Thanks so much!
     
  2. sanmar4chickens

    sanmar4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    140
    4
    76
    May 2, 2013
    Texas
    Its normal
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    18,044
    2,788
    466
    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Mine generally produce darker cecal poo when they have been consuming lot green vegetable matter. Lighter almost mustard color I associate with consuming a largely grain based diet.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by