question about chicken feces

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mamachic1967, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all,

    I've noticed the last few days there is some runnier poop. I had bought the same feed but from a different breeder that had a richer formula. They are back eating their regular feed now. Could the change in feed cause that. I also introduced some oats as a treat from time to time. Just wondering what could be causing the change in their poop.
     
  2. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    How runny is "runnier"? It's normal for chickens to have a wide range of poops, in all shapes, sizes, and colors. The change of feed may have contributed, or something else may be the cause. What color was it? And where? Did it seem to be from several chickens or just one? Was it thin and watery? Foamy? Just a little slimy?
     
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  3. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry not really runny, more softer in a blob, same color, same place, no foam or water, maybe 9 out of 11 chickens pooping this way. I'm still seeing firmer ones too. Its more softer than whole. No slime. But I will watch for all these things. Thanks for your response.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you post some pictures of the poop?

    -Kathy
     
  5. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the poop [​IMG]
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The piles on the right look pretty normal to me, but the ones on the left look a little a little mushy. Can you clear the poop board and take new pictures tomorrow? -Kathy
     
  7. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I can. I'll send you a new pic tomorrow. Thanks for your help!
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  9. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info.
     
  10. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is fresh day of poop, some look as usual, yet the other pile still looks quite soft?[​IMG]

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