Let's talk poop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oandrea, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. oandrea

    oandrea Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my chickens last wednesday and they are eating and drinking fine.. about 9-10 weeks old now I think. It's extremely hot here right now. Today it was 106. I have a fan on them all day and they are under a tree in the shade all day as well. NOt too much panting going on and they get a gallon of Ice to hang around as well.
    OK so here is my question. I expected chicken poo to be less firm than what I am seeing in the ground. Are they dehydrated you think? Some other issue? Is this normal for them to have firm poop? I expected it to be half liquid and I think it was more 'wet' when they first came home and it wasn't this hot.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Well, with similar conditions and 14 week olds, I have some that grunt it out dryish and others that squirt it out wettish. I have no idea why. I'm thinking it's time to deworm.
     
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Firm poop happens quite often, its normal I think. Maybe give them some fruits, like watermelon.
     
  4. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have quite variable poops. Everything from liquid, to something as firm as a dog turd.

    How is that for detail? [​IMG]
     

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