Should I be concerned? (Warning; poo photo)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Booswalia, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm new to chickens and just got three on Tuesday this week. The two Delawares are doing great. They stick together all the time but they don't seem to like my White Rock very much. They chase her around and pick her feathers. I'm guessing that just the pecking order being established.

    My concern is that the White Rock's poo is an orange/yellow colour and has been for five days. She's eating when the others leave her be but she's laying down a lot and very skittish with me.

    The two Delawares were just starting to lay when I got them but the White Rock is a few weeks younger and has not started to lay yet. I have them all on layer food because that's what the guy who sold them to me said to do. He has raised show chickens all his life so I figured he should know what's best.

    Anyway... Here's a photo of her and her poo.

    Should I be concerned, or is she just adjusting to the new home and the pecking order thing?

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  2. IN-farmgirl

    IN-farmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are all of her poos like that...or just every so often? It is normal to have a runny poo every so often. I can't see any worms or blood.
     
  3. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
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    When you got them did you get some of the food that they were used to eating or did you start them on some other brand? Our original chickens went through that b/c we had started them on something completely different than what they were used to. We kept them on layer crumbles but not the same brand. Now when I get chicks/chickens from someone I always ask for a little of the feed so I can mix it with the food they will be transitioning to.
     
  4. underground chickenman

    underground chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nah. All of my girls drop one like that every so often. Not regularly, mind you. If it happens all the time, something could be up. Occasionally -- not a problem.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  6. Booswalia

    Booswalia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Wow! Now there's a page worth bookmarking. [​IMG]

    I guess I won't concern myself with her poo any longer then.

    This is such a great web site. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  7. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    Quote:aaugughhghghhhhghhhhhh!!! ok i should not have sat down with a bowl of ice cream to look at this...ugh

    but um. thanks for sharing! (actually this was really helpful. gross. but helpful)
     

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