Poop Question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AccentOnHakes, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So...how do you tell the difference between bloody poops and poops with intestinal lining in them? The poop chart only has one picture of bloody poo, and it's blurry. More pictures would be very helpful, or just hints at how to tell.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    It can be a little tricky. If you are concerned about coccidiosis, there are other signs they are sick, their poo is more likely to look hamburgery and mucousy, and they will be hunched over as if cold. If they seem fine and you are just concerned about the color of the poo, you probably don't need to be. Chickens poop multiple colors, depending on several things including diet, and you will definitely see actual blood in the poop now and then, particularly when they are young chicks.
     

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