Runny brown poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jaksmac2, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Jaksmac2

    Jaksmac2 Just Hatched

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    First day out for my new chickens, bought them from a reputable company, taylormade poultry. They have been wormed. They had a bit of runny brown poop today, just wondering if this is normal for their first day, as it maybe because they were a bit stressed this morning getting used to their new surroundings, noises and different food. I was recommended fancy layer pellets. They seem happy enough, eating and popping as should.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Poop comes in a large range of colors, sizes, textures, etc.
    A chicken will have what is called "cecal poop" about 1 out of every 8-10poops. The cecal poop is a bit runny, smelly like a "glob".

    Coming to to a new home will cause stress, so give them a little time. Watch for any signs of bloody, foamy or mucous filled poop. But I think what you may be seeing is cecal poop.

    If you like you can post a photo.


    Here is a poop chart:
    http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=17568.0
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016
  3. Jaksmac2

    Jaksmac2 Just Hatched

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    Hi
    Thanks for that advice. No blood or mucous thank God!
     

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