Weird and gross poop question - !

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cjstanman, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got four 8-month old hens that have been laying pretty steadily since January, no problems. One of my BRs looked like she had a poopy butt one day, and I figured maybe she just had some stick to her, no big deal.

    The other day there was a poop as big as an egg with some feathers attached (ouch!). Not to be gross, but I took the shovel and kinda chipped away at it to see if it was poop or an egg. It was poop, no egg, and then there was hard black stuff in there - like so hard I couldn't break it with the shovel.

    She appears to be none the worse for wear, and I've had a 4-egg day since then so I know all of their systems are go. Her rear end looks the same now as the others, so I'm assuming that whatever her problem was has come and gone. She's acting just fine, eating and doing normal chicken behavior, but I thought the whole thing was kinda weird.

    Anyone seen that before?

    P.S. They are in a chicken tractor that's enclosed, so it's not like she ran around the yard and ate something weird. They have grass/dirt, food, water and oyster shells, that's it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  2. Henny Penny #1

    Henny Penny #1 Out Of The Brooder

    Sorry I cannot be of help here, but I am really looking forward to hearing what others have to say about it. I am glad to hear that she is doing well now though. [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Ouch! [​IMG]

    I'm a nurse, but not a vet. My guess would be that maybe (?) she was impacted. I'm sure she must feel better now, though!

    I don't know what to say the black stuff is.

    ChickyLaura
     
  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    LOL!

    I too am an RN. I was reading this and thought, "Oh, she was probably impacted". Then I thought-"who do you think you are-you are a nurse, not a vet"![​IMG]

    (But it sure does sound like she was impacted,huh?!)

    Glad she is feeling better!
     
  5. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Ok it is offical;
    I am chicken crazy. I just posted the poop page to my shortcuts o my 'puter. [​IMG]

    (Thanks Chicken Women!!).
     
  6. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    [​IMG] I just had to click... Me and my ooohhhthereisalinkletsclickititus... Interesting link though [​IMG] .
     
  7. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Henny Penny #1 :

    Sorry I cannot be of help here, but I am really looking forward to hearing what others have to say about it. I am glad to hear that she is doing well now though. [​IMG]

    Good gracious! How can you eat popcorn at a time like this?? [​IMG]
     
  8. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Poop page is in my favorites so I will share it whenever someone needs it. ! I know so sweet of me [​IMG]
     
  9. Eureka Jennifer

    Eureka Jennifer Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Guilty....[​IMG]
     

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