tar-like poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moodusnewchick, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this normal? I did a search and found one posting. I'm still confused though as to whether i should be worried about this thick, black, sticky stuff I'm finding in the run and coop.
    thanks!
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I hope it's not bad, I've found some too [​IMG]
     
  3. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen this too... i think. Hope it is not bad.
     
  4. redwa

    redwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be related to something they ate or drank (dark?) or it could possibly be old blood. One of my chickens had a serious problem which resulted in her bleeding internally and her poop looked VERY dark and tar like. The vet was the one who diagnosed this. This is not necessarily what is going on with your chicken; however, you want to rule this out...
     
  5. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is cecal poop, you can look it up. It is usually caused by something they ate, adn is not fully digested. Its ok, won't kill them. My crap it all over my back porch, its hard to get off.
     

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