Quail poop question!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by FowlFriend, May 20, 2010.

  1. FowlFriend

    FowlFriend Out Of The Brooder

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    This is very silly but a serious inquiry!

    We have 2 hens we hatched as a school project. They're 3 months old.

    We now also have 2 roos from a friend who also hatched chicks at home, but had to move away.

    We have noticed the hens have GIANT poops compared to the roos. It is VERY noticable and the size difference is vast!

    They eat the same food. The only difference is that the girls drink a lot more water.

    Any ideas on why the poop size is so different? [​IMG]
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Probably because a 3 month old hen should be laying eggs, which would make the vent larger. Less constriction on the poo when it comes out, so it is more globby [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenwhisperer

    chickenwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont want to get into it myself, but how is the consistency of the poops?

    Some of your quail might have cocci or worms or any number of internal parasites . . .


    Just something to think about . . .
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    The Bigger The Opening.... The Bigger The Package That Comes Through The Opening.....
     
  5. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed when my hens got old enough to lay eggs. Their poo got bigger too..
     

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