They poop soooo much!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JennsPeeps, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I forgot how much fecal matter a single chick can produce in the span of 5 minutes. It's truly astounding. I've been letting the week-old chicks (just 2 of them) snuggle with me at night while I watch TV. I use a towel to catch da poo, but it's still shocking how much they do doo doo.

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  2. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try ducks for higher volume, velocity, and a longer trajectory. :)
     
  3. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they do.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Bluck... my barred rock can beat even a sling shot for trajectory. That bird has foot-long watery poos (she's fine as far as I can tell) that squirt & make noise every time she poops. It's nasty.
     
  5. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, imagine a 3 day old duckling doing that. There's a reason they are not lap ducklings.

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  6. TheRidingLibrarian

    TheRidingLibrarian Out Of The Brooder

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    You guys are funny! [​IMG]

    It was suggested by some on the forum for me to get my gals out of their brooder some as they are getting bigger and the brooder isn't. Since it was too dark to go outside, I just let them loose, a group at a time, into the living room. I have a an old, very not-fancy hard wood floor, so I couldn't care less if they make a bit of a mess for me to clean up.

    WOW![​IMG] I really underestimated how much they poop too! But they had fun and got some exercise so it's all good. Think I'll make it a point to get them outside earlier though. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put down an old vinyl tablecloth on the (carpeted) bathroom floor for mine to play on. Works like a charm, but there is always someone on patrol to quickly wipe up after the chicks so we don't have any skidders.
     
  8. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Skidders! Hahahaha! [​IMG]
     
  9. Did you really say do doo doo ?
     
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    My Barred Rocks make golf ball-sized perfectly round plops...and hubby is constantly bringing in golf balls, so the all white ones are hysterical decoys!

    My chicks are ploppers, though...it is alarming how one forgets the astounding quantity...it must be an auto-amnesia, like forgetting the pain of childbirth so that we actually procreate again...
     

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