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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TRThompson, May 20, 2019.
10 week old chicks
To me it looks runny, but I could be mistaken.
Yes, it's ceacal poop and they do that every several poops. It's smells heinous, but it's perfectly normal.
Chickens have the weirdest poops.
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.
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.
Thank you all. No treatment necessary?
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.
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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