Is there any way to get solid poop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Isley, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Isley

    Isley Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if there was any way to get chickens to have solid poo more often. The chickens tend to step in and flap around in liquid poo a lot... [​IMG]
     
  2. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I wish... I don't think it is possible... should be a little firm most of the time though.
     
  3. rolffamily

    rolffamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two out of eight chickens with runny poop. If I feed them plain yogurt (I make my own) their poop firms up and is good for about 2 days. I do slack off on keeping up with the yogurt though.
     
  4. happyhappy

    happyhappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for another "mom" that is concerned and always has yogurt on hand! [​IMG]
     
  5. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ?? If they have a healthy and balanced diet it shouldn't consistently be liquid... I occasionally see a wet one, but it's hardly a pattern... Maybe not enough roughage or something? [​IMG]
     
  6. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be the particular brand of feed you're using. I feed Countryside Naturals, and all but the cecal poops are firm and odorless. Which reminds me, I need to reorder.
     
  7. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto! We had stinkers from Nutrena feed, but nice on Purina Layena. Others swear Purina is [​IMG] . But it works for us. I'll try to post a picture of poops from Purina Layena (and whatever they find in the yard). These poops are solid/poofy, not wet. I enjoy scooping them up with a doggy pooper scooper. Because Scooping Poop is TheraPOOtic.
     
  8. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also noticed wet, blackish poops after the birds found the blueberries and blackberries. What are your birds eating?
     
  9. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a good chicken poop in the rain, its sort of dark out. Just now learned how to send a photo from my !#$!! iphone so you can see the Purina Layena type of poop. I love it. I wish you luck!
     

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