Too much calcium?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Enigmius, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Enigmius

    Enigmius Songster

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    Since my ladies started laying, I have supplied oyster shell free-choice.

    The last couple of days I’ve noticed some poop that was down right albino. It looked like someone squeezed a tube of toothpaste. Normally there is some color there, but this was solid white andlooked more firm.
    Are my ladies ok?
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Sounds like Uric acid--AKA, chicken pee. You should post pictures, but it doesn't sound like anything to worry about.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Nothing to worry about.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you post some pictures? Need to see it before I comment on whether or not it's normal.
     
  5. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    Following b/c one of my girls had white poop yesterday too.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Solid white poop? As in no other color?
     
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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hmmm...New layers as I was told can pass white or even milky poop because it's from the reproductive organs and the over active shell producing machine..;)..Generally not an issue..:frow
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    That would look different than poo though. If it is truly solid white poop, and more than just one pile, it would be a good idea not to ignore it, IMO.
     
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  9. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I must be a terrible Duck owner then...:oops:....:idunno
     
  10. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

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    I'll get a pic today if she does it again. it was actually twice - both times there was some other color in there too - but mostly white - more than normal. She's been laying since July and has laid all winter - still laying with no issues. I thought maybe she'd eaten a lot of oyster shell - like Enigmius thought maybe too much calcium for one day. :idunno It definitely was different than the normal poops..
     

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