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Strange looking poo **Picture**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dlecolst, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. dlecolst

    dlecolst Out Of The Brooder

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    Not trying to groos everyone out, however I went outside this morning to do a little cleaning and I found this mixed in with some of the dropping on the collection tray. It looks like a soft, runny egg shell. Would this be considered the start of egg binding? Unfortunately I do not know which bird it came from and everyone seems to be acting normal. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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  2. edselpdx

    edselpdx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like the shell of a soft-shelled egg. Unless one of your ladies appears ill, it probably just a "hiccup" in the plumbing. Make sure there is plenty of layer feed with calcium and free-choice oyster shell around.
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, it's just a soft-shelled egg. I get those a lot when my hens just start laying. [​IMG]
     
  4. dlecolst

    dlecolst Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input edselpdx. Like I said, they all seem good. I was just a little surprized when I saw it. Thanks!!
     

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