Is this poop normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jeanaq, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. jeanaq

    jeanaq Just Hatched

    5
    2
    16
    May 19, 2017
    Eastern Iowa
    Today when I was changing my 2 Rhode Island Red/New Hampshire Red's water and feed, I noticed there was a lot of watery, unusual poop in the coop. When I took them out, they pooped on my brother and I's shoes, and it was the same consistency. They have otherwise been acting normal, and this is the first I've noticed their poop like this. They are about 5-6 weeks old and I have been feeding them Manna Pro Medicated Chick Starter from the beginning. I'm just wondering if this is normal or not.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. lastco

    lastco Chillin' With My Peeps

    147
    124
    101
    Apr 4, 2017
    NC
    I don't think it's out of the realm of normal. What kind of temperatures are you having?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    59,981
    18,593
    801
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! That *might* be normal, but I would keep an eye on them.
     
  4. jeanaq

    jeanaq Just Hatched

    5
    2
    16
    May 19, 2017
    Eastern Iowa
    The temperatures as in the weather? It's been in the mid-to-upper 80s this week.
     
  5. lastco

    lastco Chillin' With My Peeps

    147
    124
    101
    Apr 4, 2017
    NC
    Sometimes during the heat of the day, I've seen looser looking cecal poop. Still something to keep an eye on. Has any of it looked foamy?
     
  6. jeanaq

    jeanaq Just Hatched

    5
    2
    16
    May 19, 2017
    Eastern Iowa
    Nope, no foamy poo.
     
    casportpony likes this.
  7. lastco

    lastco Chillin' With My Peeps

    147
    124
    101
    Apr 4, 2017
    NC
    Good! No one warns you how often you'll find yourself examining poop when you get chickens. Lol. I must admit, I'm constantly looking at it, poking it with a stick, etc. There are some really interesting websites/blogs out there that have tons of pics of anything from normal to abnormal, and just plain horrific looking chicken poop.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    59,981
    18,593
    801
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Good!
     
  9. lastco

    lastco Chillin' With My Peeps

    147
    124
    101
    Apr 4, 2017
    NC
    @casportpony I just noticed that you're the Poop Inspector General. Do you have a badge? Official hat or uniform? If so, I'll be totally jealous. All I got was a goofy box of nitrile gloves. I feel like I might have been ripped off.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    59,981
    18,593
    801
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    poopinspector2.jpg
     
    jeanaq, Wyorp Rock and lastco like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by