Not enough poop? Shouldn't I be happy?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by suzyQlou, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. suzyQlou

    suzyQlou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two new 17 month old pullets, and I'm a little worried about them. They don't seem to be pooping (or pooping very little) overnight. On one hand, it's nice that I don't have to clean. On the other hand, I worry about them. Does this mean that they aren't eating/drinking enough? They have been in my care for three nights.
     
  2. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They digest food pretty quickly, so if they don't eat at night, they will not poop a whole lot.
     
  3. suzyQlou

    suzyQlou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it was just a matter of getting settled. This morning, I didn't have to worry about this issue, lol. Now I have just as much to clean up from my new pullets as I have to clean up from my existing birds. I am looking forward to introducing the new girls to the flock so I can quit doing double-chores every day!

    Thanks for chiming in, so lucky. It's always nice to get some reassurance when I'm worrying.
     
  4. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine poop very little at night. they save it all for the back porch. Ive got 30 or 40 birds in my coop and only have to change the shaving every couple of months.
     

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