Smelly poop after going outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eggcessive, May 12, 2011.

  1. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Three days ago I put my 4 1/2 week old various chicks outside during the day into their grow pen in the front yard so I can watch them, then they come back inside to their brooder for the night. We just put fresh shavings in the brooder 2 days ago, but this morning noticed that their poo is much more odiferous than before they started eating grass, bugs, and worms. Has anyone else noticed this? I gave them chick grit todaysince they are eating more than chick feed and scrambled chopped eggs.
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  2. peckndirt

    peckndirt Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    Thats normal for the poop to become more smellable with the different food sources , the eggs will be good for them and you'll get an even more smelly smell with the addition of it. sometimes I give mine corn meal , boiled eggs and a clump of grass with dirt attached and that combo will really raise a stink...
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Definitely on the different poo smells. Their digestive systems have to get used to the new foods and develop new enzymes. Over time the poo will get back to normal. [​IMG]
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