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smelly dark duck poop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hooperdooper, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Hooperdooper

    Hooperdooper Out Of The Brooder

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    My pekin will poop normally but also will poop a dark wet smelly poop. Is this normal? Is it the food she eats? Or is there something wrong? Its not every time so I don't think its diarea but how do you know? Sometimes they get into the dry dog food and I don't know if that causes it or not.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, this is normal Cecal poop is sticky, smelly and a bit oily. They poop these types of poops 4 or so times a day.

    Stop by our Ducks section for lots of help with your duck or to chat and share pics and stories as well...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Yes, an occasional smelly cecal dropping is normal. About every 10 droppings, a chicken produces one from the ceca. I suspect that this is the same for ducks.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2014
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Since post is in new member forum, had to welcome.[​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. Hooperdooper

    Hooperdooper Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     
  9. Adamschickfarm

    Adamschickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]welcome byc have a great time[​IMG]
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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