I was wondering if anyone knows why chickens have two distinct types of poop. Now, I am not referring to the white or clear parts that is urea, or the light green, but every so often they drop a brown, gelatinous goo that is absolutely foul. It is the perfect substance for tracking through and it smears all over everything. Especially chicks. It seems one is never aware that a chick has tracked through it until AFTER they have handled the chick. Even hand washing does not get thoroughly get rid of the odor. It makes absolutely no difference what is in their diets and they all do it. Fortunately not all that often, maybe one out of 10 poops (not that I go around counting).