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Rooster - Poopy Eggs connection?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by big mami, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. big mami

    big mami In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2009
    Santa Cruz, CA
    After we got our roo and he was fertilizing the girls, I noticed many of our hens' vents were very poopy and they laid a lot of poopy eggs. That had never happened before. I never did anything about it (laziness, I admit). So our poor roo was killed by a bobcat last week and suddenly there are no more poopy eggs! The vents aren't perfect (I know I should help them out) but they might be looking better. Or it's my imagination.

    Anyway, could that be the connection? The roo made them poopy? Anyone heard of this?

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Probably not. I had noticed some of my bigger bottomed girls had poopy bottoms, and when I watched them go it seemed like the yuck couldn't clear all of the feathers. I also had hens with icky rear ends when they had intestinal worms. You really should clean them up, the poo can give them ammonia burns...
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013

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