I have 4 Barred Rocks, 4 RIR that are 4 years old and 5 Australorps (3 hens, 2 roosters) that are 10 1/2 months old. The older hens have always had normal poop. However, the Australorps ever since they were a few months old have often had this black, liquidy, poop. Very watery sometimes thick and lots of it! The roosters also get the shavings really wet with a clear liquid, almost like urine (?). I've had chickens for almost 10 years and never encountered this. Is this normal for the breed? And is the watery clear liquid normal for roosters? I've always had just hens except for one RIR rooster that we didn't keep very long due to his aggressiveness but his poop was just like the hens. They seem to be very healthy just concerned about this weird poop. I feed them fermented, organic, layer feed. They are pastured free-range most of the year except winter when they have access to a large fenced yard. A few of then seemed slow to mature, they never laid any eggs until just recently, and their combs and waddles took a long time to grow except in one rooster and one hen. The other 3 still seem underdeveloped. I started a previous thread about them last year and the fact that they came from Privett hatchery via the local feed store. Don't seem to be the best quality birds AND were all supposed to be hens! Any advice is appreciated!