I had planned on easing my way onto the board instead of just jumping in with a question, but I browsed a bunch of the older topics and didn't really find an answer (like I have with all my previous questions - you guys are great!) So... Please allow me to pick your collective brain. Ok, here's what's going on. We have three dozen cornish cross chickens and half a dozen brown laying hens. They're all three weeks old and we got them as day old chicks. This is our first time with chickens. They were started on medicated starter and a couple of days ago (Monday) we switched to non-medicated organic starter. It's been pretty hot the past couple of days. I've been letting them outside pretty much every day in the past week or so unless it's raining or nobody's home. They're not free range, they have a fair sized run. I leave the door to the coop open and they have shade outside in the run too. Anyway, after all that background info, I've noticed they've been having a lot of runny poop today. I actually watched a couple of them poo and it's almost like projectile pooping. It's actually kind of shooting out their behinds instead of just dropping out like the more solid poos do. I'm just hoping it's because it was hot out today and they drank more water than usual. Maybe their system is kinda wonky because of the switch in feed? They're acting fine, as active as always. Eating/drinking fine. The meat birds never seem to stop eating. (next year we're going to go with something a little slower growing because they're kind of freaking us out). I know there's a ton of knowledge on this board, looking forward to hearing what you have to say!