Proper Poop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dogdollar, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. dogdollar

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    What does "healthy" poop look like? I ask because I have had parrots for years (but not chickens) and the litmus test for parrot health is the appearance of their droppings. In parrots, for instance, you are looking for a solid element, usually green, a clear liquid element (urine, I suppose), and a white element. I notice that chicken droppings also seem to have three elements to them, but in my chickens the color of the solid ranges quite a bit...from almost a dark grey to what looks like slightly processed grower feed. I do understand that diet what have a lot to do with it, but is there anything in particular to look for?
    Thanks in advance,
    DD
     
  2. MakNugget

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  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing 8 Years

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    Great pictures - Thank goodness, that mine all look like the first for....errrr my chicken's poop that is![​IMG]
     
  4. dogdollar

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    Quote:That is a very useful link. Thanks very much!
    DD
     

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