Weird orange poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Charlene, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Charlene

    Charlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 young chickens, maybe 5 weeks old. They all look healthy and happy, eating away and peeping. However this morning I found a weird looking orange poop. They eat a natural chick starter and they have water. Is there anything I should be worried about?
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    IDK butt...tonight when I went to go water and feed my 4 RIR's ( Thats all I have) They are 10 months old-I saw orange poop too! At first I thought it was egg yolk-but after further investigating-it was poop-they had never broke their own eggs -nor had ever eaten any eggs. That, and there weren't nay broken shells around-soo...I looked them over and they all seemed fine-eating and drinking-so I'm clueless-hopefully we'll both find our answers! This is new to me-the whole chicken thing..fingers crossed
     
  3. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was probably a cecal poop.....who has the chicken poop site with the pics handy?? LOL
     
  4. JupiterFarmer

    JupiterFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    yup it was cecal poop. but i have to tell you looking those pictures minutes after i woke up.....bleah...skipping breakfast today!!!! lol...
     
  7. Adora

    Adora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and I thought there was something wrong with my chicken poop
     
  8. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta love the chicken poop chart! [​IMG]
     
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  9. ZeldasChics

    ZeldasChics New Egg

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    Thanks for posting the chicken pooh chart! [​IMG] This is an excellent, if not slightly gross, resource. I thought one of my chickens was sick because it has loose pooh, but now I know it's "normal" and probably due to the heat wave we're having here.
     
  10. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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