My chickens hold it till they're let out in the morning

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrbstephens, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    The rooster especially. When they all come out of the hen house in the morning, the first thing they all do is make a ginormous poo. sickbyc I seriously think they're holding it in till they are let out. Don't get me wrong, there is some poo under the roost, but all little ones. Anyone else see this?
     
  2. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    how very interesting.
     
  3. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Not here - a big pile under the roost is what I find. Just how I like it - easy to clean in one fell swoop.
     
  4. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought it was a little odd! [​IMG] Somehow they've decided to potty train themselves.....well sort of. [​IMG]
     
  5. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anyone else have chickens who hold it?
     
  6. buddy#2

    buddy#2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine poo all the time. Some when they are let out, some whenever. I find some huge piles in the coup and some out. Birds of the air just go whenever because they can't hold it. Don't know if chickens the same or if they can actually hold it.
     
  7. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    buddy#2 :

    Mine poo all the time. Some when they are let out, some whenever. I find some huge piles in the coup and some out. Birds of the air just go whenever because they can't hold it. Don't know if chickens the same or if they can actually hold it.

    These poos are like the size of cat poos! [​IMG]
     
  8. Luna_Chick66

    Luna_Chick66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd like to know how you did that?

    What kind of chickens are they?

    They must be magic chickens.
     
  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    If you have figured out a way to train chickens to only go outside, and can show others how to do it , you could probably become a millionaire.
     
  10. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    They do poo in the hen house, but not a lot. Pretty much whatever they are pooing while they are sleeping on the roost. I don't know.......[​IMG]
     

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