strange poop? im not sure what to think

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scubamob, May 16, 2011.

  1. scubamob

    scubamob In the Brooder

    i was collecting eggs today and found this with them. i can only guess that it is shed intestine but i have never seen any thing like this before. and have only hear if shedding intestine trying to figure out what this is. any help would be great. and if it is shed intestine, any body know why they do this and how is it normal. thanks

  2. Pickles03

    Pickles03 Chirping

    Dec 9, 2010
    Niagara Falls, ON
  3. kelar

    kelar Songster

    May 22, 2010
    I'd search the archives if I were you - think I've seen pics of something like this, but can't remember what the heck it is. Looks pretty bad though:(
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
  6. scubamob

    scubamob In the Brooder

    its soft, its almost like skin. i have looked at the chart. i do not see a close match, does any body else? I really appreciate the help. I am open to any more suggestions.
  7. ErinG

    ErinG Songster

    Sep 6, 2010
    My first thought was egg too - shell-less egg?

    Not sure about all the blood. That must have been alarming to say the least. Is anyone acting ill?
  8. scubamob

    scubamob In the Brooder

    no. there is 12 hens and a roo and a guinea and they all acted normal today, free ranged all day and all returned to the coop tonight. i guess we will see in the morning. here's keeping my fingers crossed
  9. Betsy57

    Betsy57 Songster Premium Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Murphysboro IL USA
    Doesn't look like 'strange poop' to me, looks like internal organs and such. I've read about prolapsed vents so maybe that is it. I can't imagine a chicken being alright after losing that but hopefully they all will be okay for you.
  10. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    Quote:No, I don't think so. A prolapse is sort of like a hemorrhoid in humans...something from the inside sticking outside. A prolapse doesn't detach and come out any more than a hemorrhoid would.

    I also think it's a soft shelled egg in the picture. Watch this chicken, but if there are no other symptoms, it's probably nothing. There's a great deal of variation you see in chicken droppings.

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