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tar black diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HollidaySmith, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. HollidaySmith

    HollidaySmith Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2011
    Peru, Indiana
    Last weekend I merged two flocks. This morning I noticed pitch black tar colored diarrhea in a couple places around the run. Our chickens are all free range until the weather turns. The only recent change has been the addition of the new birds. I've seen the poop chart and there isn't any that look like what i'm seeing. Should I be worried? Thanks.
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    If it's what I think..then it's normal. Mine do that occasionally! But someone else may have a diff opinion.
  3. HollidaySmith

    HollidaySmith Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2011
    Peru, Indiana
    Thanks Kim. They seem to be o.k. I am an over protective chicky mom![​IMG]
  4. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    Mine have those occasionally. Usually on my front porch when I am conveniently barefoot. It's totally normal.
  5. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2009
    Hawthorne, CA
    there are regular poops and then cecal droppings. both are expected and normal. there is a famous poop chart floating around...use the SEARCH field and type in poop...you'll see the chart.

    does the tar like poop stink to high heaven?? if it does, more than likely cecal droppings.

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