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

  1. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed earlier this week that while my 4 week old pullets were free ranging, that they would make a beeline for their coop to go poop. They'd squat and then run back out again to hang with the girls. Anyone else's chickens poop in their coop instead of in the grass??
     
  2. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen_House_Rocks! :

    I noticed earlier this week that while my 4 week old pullets were free ranging, that they would make a beeline for their coop to go poop. They'd squat and then run back out again to hang with the girls. Anyone else's chickens poop in their coop instead of in the grass??

    That's funny. It's like their outhouse. No, thankfully mine don't mind pooping outside.​
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My chickens poop very little in their coop anymore. When they get let out in the morning, everyone has a big poop; like they were holding it all night.
     
  4. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang. Maybe my chicks could come over for a sleepover and learn something from yours?! Oh well, I'm pretty good with a shovel and have plenty experience shoveling poo. [​IMG]
     
  5. consdrs

    consdrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! naw mine don't mind pooping every where and at any time, actually almost non stop all day and pretty much all night.....



    Connie
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine are pooping machines. They poop EVERYWHERE they can.
     
  7. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can potty train your chickens .. I have a 3 year old boy I would like you to take a crack at .... [​IMG]
     
  8. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I certainly have plenty of experience with potty training kids, too! Seems like most days about all I accomplish are feeding kids, animals and cleaning up poo and other ucky messes. A day in the life of a mom... [​IMG]
     
  9. woolymama

    woolymama Out Of The Brooder

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    Oy. I'm glad I saw this! Mine poop ALL night long in their coop and have filled all the nesting boxes with poo. When they start laying, we're going to have some filthy, nasty eggs![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC!
    Sleeping and/or roosting on the nestboxes leads to poopy eggs.
    It's possible to break them from sleeping in the nestboxes.
     

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