I have broodered chickens in my laundry room non stop since Feb 24 (not the same ones of course) but I have NEVER had chicks stink this way. I have two brooders right now. One with three bantams, and the other has two 1.5wk old SLW, and 4 Ameracuans, and a giant d'Uccle (big for it's age) everyone is happy and healthy, loud, sleepy, playful,etc but the bigger chick brooder stinks to high heaven. I clean it all the time. My husband will not even go in there. They do not eat any other food other than medicated chick starter and water. It looks like ceacal, and regular solid poop but wow it smells so bad! Why is this? no blood. It just has a strong odor. And before someone says it...yes. I know chicken poop stinks (remember...brooder since Feb! lol) but this is like, on another level. They eat like crazy. I want to put the blame on the gigantic SLW, because it was super stinky in there with just those two!