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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Henwen, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Henwen

    Henwen In the Brooder

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    ]Hi, Can anyone tell me why my Silkie pullet/young cockerel is doing poos like this. Thankyou.

    Okay, I did upload a pic but cannot find how to attach it to my post. Help! Poo.s are like tiny wee rabbit/sheep pellets.
     

  2. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Songster

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    after you upload the pic copy the thumb image and paste it in your post
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have sent you a pm with my email addy. If you can email the photo to me, I will post it for you.




    Small hard poo - sound like not enough water in the diet. I have found that in the cold, birds often do not drink as much as they should. To help combat this, for my flock I soak their food (pellets or crumbles) in warm water before feeding - making a soup. All of my birds LOVE it.
     
  5. Captain Carrot

    Captain Carrot Songster

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    Quote:GAH [​IMG] I so shouldn't have clicked, you even warned us. Next time i'll put my snack down before clicking poo pics again.

    EDIT typo
     
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  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Ok, here is a picture of the poo in question - it is a small picture


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  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Have they been eating any dried peas or beans?


    (do you have a goat and this is really goat poo? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] )



    What about cherries? Could they be cherry pits?


    Oh, gross warning for those with weak stomachs.









    Have you poked at it - are the "pellets" hard or soft?
     

  8. Henwen

    Henwen In the Brooder

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    Thankyou HorseFeatherz for adding my pic. They do drink plenty, I refill their water container 2times daily. They are inside, all have normal droppings except the above who I strongly suspect is the roo. They are all healthy bright and active. Droppings are passed with a little puddle of pee underneath, they are firm and moist and look about the size of whole lentils. They do get a small ration of greens daily otherwise normal chicken feed. I have never seen droppings like this from any hen before and while I am sure of the health, would love to know why it is happening.No dried peas or beans and no goat either.;)They also have a mash once a week or so.
     
  9. Tartannik

    Tartannik Songster

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    I would be really interested to find out what exactly is wrong with this chicken;), that isn't nice poo lol!!
     

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