Pullet has a poo problem

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    One of my 8 month old pullets has a poo problem. She has a bowel movement every time she lays an egg. Her eggs are good sized and beautiful in every way, except for the poo on em. She's been laying about 6 weeks.

    I understand the mechanism of how a chicken lays an egg from the same orifice that she poops from without the eggs getting covered in poo - basically, the poo chute is closed off by the passage of the egg - so I have to wonder. Is this somethng that's likely to get better as she gets older? Or is she likely to always have this problem?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I had one that did that. No real poo in the nest, just a small deposit on practically every egg she laid. I don't understand the mechanics of how it happened, but it did.

    You know how bloodthirsty and ruthless I am and when one gives me a reason to pick her when my crock pot gets empty, but I did give her several months. She never quit doo-dooing it.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thanks Ridge. Of course you know my crock pot is going to stay empty, but I appreciate your input [​IMG]
     
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  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    She must have a......a.....weak pooper-stopper muscle OR she just wants you to know for sure which eggs are hers. [​IMG]
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I was afraid to say it. Glad you did! [​IMG]
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I was afraid to say it. Glad you did! [​IMG]

    Oh, thank you both, I just got coffee up my nose. That part wasn't so great, but the laugh that produced it was wonderful!
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I was afraid to say it. Glad you did! [​IMG]

    Oh, thank you both, I just got coffee up my nose. That part wasn't so great, but the laugh that produced it was wonderful!

    *Points at Horsey...it's all her fault!*
     
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    [​IMG] Moi? [​IMG]


    [​IMG] Was not sure if I could *say* the sph***ter muscle word on BYC - still not sure if I can [​IMG]
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Oh why use some stuffy ol' word like sphincter (there! I *said* it! [​IMG] ) when pooper-stopper is much more fun [​IMG]
     
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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