They poop soooo much!

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

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    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.

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

    sandy sea Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Gavilan Hills, CA
    Yes they do.
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    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. Yeah, imagine a 3 day old duckling doing that. There's a reason they are not lap ducklings.

  6. TheRidingLibrarian

    TheRidingLibrarian In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2009
    Fellsmere, FL
    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 Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    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. Skidders! Hahahaha! [​IMG]
  9. Did you really say do doo doo ?
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    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, is alarming how one forgets the astounding must be an auto-amnesia, like forgetting the pain of childbirth so that we actually procreate again...

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