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Should I worry about this poop? (photo included)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PJones, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. PJones

    PJones Out Of The Brooder

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    At first I thought maybe it was ALLLLL the raisins the girls eat. I stopped for several days, hubby even noticed which hen was making the poop. No raisins for 2 days and this is from sometime since last night. She seem in fine health nothing visible and she is perky and alert. (Dk Brahma, 3 1/2 months old)

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  2. heatherlaw

    heatherlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like ceacal poop. All chickens do that every few poops. It's nasty and it stinks but it's normal. I can range in color from light brown to really dark (the darker it is the worse it smells). Unless that is the only thing she's pooping all the time then I wouldn't worry too much
     
  3. PJones

    PJones Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I appreciate the post and I won't lie, totally relieved. I'll still keep an eye out to be cautious.
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, normal, cecal poop.
    Pretty chickens!
     
  5. heatherlaw

    heatherlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom had the same panick the first time she saw that kind of poo. She called me wondering if her hens were dying. Your ladies are lovely by the way. I may just need to add a brahma to my flock after seeing that beautiful girl.
     
  6. PJones

    PJones Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so new at this I really think she's a doll. It's good to know others think she's as pretty as I think she is.

    .... I just realized it's her in my profile picture too.
     
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  7. heatherlaw

    heatherlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im new as well. Welcome to BYC! Most of my girls are the same age as yours. Can't wait until it's egg time!
     

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