Loose Rust colored Poop, now another chicken has it.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by O-six-chickies, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. O-six-chickies

    O-six-chickies New Egg

    Mar 18, 2011
    Has anyone experienced this..chicken appears normal, but poo is loose (not watery) and is only a dark rust color. However, does not appear to be bloody. Chickens are 6 wks old living under same conditions.

    Now another hen has same type of poop. Some are dime size or as big as quarter size.

    Should I be concerned?


    I did see the "poop Link", the pix was blurry but appeared to be rust color and mentioned cocci.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  2. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    That is cecal poop you have described and is normal about every 8-10 droppings. However, I just went though this with my 12 week old chicks (pullets) through no fault of mine. I had purchased medicated chick starter/grower not knowing that new meds had been added to it. The previous medicated chick starter/grower from the same manufacturer had been discontinued for the new medicated chick feed. It had caused my chicks to poop orange in color poop quite frequently and I knew it wasnt normal. I suspected the problem was the feed and I verified it when I returned to the feed store and talked to the manager. I switched to unmedicated chick starter/grower from the same manufacturer and in 2 days the chicks poop was back to normal. This is just for your information in case your chicks are pooping more than normal cecal poop. Good luck.

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