Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TRThompson, May 20, 2019.

  1. TRThompson

    TRThompson Chirping

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  2. Anime2lover

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    To me it looks runny, but I could be mistaken.
     
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  3. MilesFluffybutt

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  4. MissChick@dee

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    Cecal poop. Lovely stuff.
    My analogy is it’s like the goo in a dogs anal glands.
    Oh! The smell!!
    Chickens have that from time to time. They’re expelling excess.
     
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  5. Eggcessive

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    Cecal droppings are shiny, sticky, and much more odorous than regular droppings. The ones in your picture are more runny though. The 2 ceca are located between the jucture of the small and large intestines, and they aid in bacterial digestion.
     
  6. TRThompson

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    Thank you all. No treatment necessary?
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    No treatment, just normal. I would just keep an eye out for any weak or sleepy pullets who are looking hunched up and having diarrhea. That might be a sign of coccidiosis. Cecal poops happen with every so many poops.
     
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  8. MissChick@dee

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    Treats impact the poop too.
    Something rich in fat or something with extra water etc...you’d think my birds were internally bleeding if you didn’t know they just ate blueberries.
    I also have one hen just one that’s lactose intolerant. Yogurt bothers her and gives her diarrhea.
     
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  9. TRThompson

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    Thank you!!
     
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  10. TRThompson

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