Runny black poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Its Just Us Chickens, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Its Just Us Chickens

    Its Just Us Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chickens has left runny black poop allover my front steps. I have no idea which one.
    These are RIRs and one Barred Rock, they're grown, but I don't know their age and one of the RIR hens has been laying eggs

    What does runny black poop mean?
     
  2. Its Just Us Chickens

    Its Just Us Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and they free range, are fed food scraps and layer pellets
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It could just be a cecal poo. Once every...I think 10 poos is from the cecum, and it's usually runny looking and quite dark - and also much stinkier than "regular" poo.

    Here's a good website that shows pics of normal poo - maybe this will help you identify whether what you are seeing is normal or not:

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=17568
     
  4. Its Just Us Chickens

    Its Just Us Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, it looks something similar to one under the oily/foamy catagory so I guess that makes it in the normal range. Good.

    Thanks for that link!
     
  5. Lazyhead

    Lazyhead Out Of The Brooder

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    That link is super helpful. Thank you for posting it! [​IMG]
     

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