What Causes This?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bigredfeather, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,194
    29
    211
    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    I noticed a few of my 7 week old CX are producing a type of dropping that I have never seen before. It has the same color and consistancy as butterscotch pudding and is very, very fool smelling. There is no white in it at all.

    Any ideas what the issue might be?
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    7,951
    276
    331
    Aug 20, 2010
    Colmesneil,TX
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    8,697
    230
    316
    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Those are cecal droppings, and nothing to worry about. Very normal. Gross though, and stinky like you mentioned! [​IMG] Some of my chicks often have those droppings, usually when they get very excited.
     
  4. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,305
    18
    221
    Apr 29, 2007
    Ohio
    I always associated that with Coccidiosis. With this crazy damp wet Ohio fall.... it's prevalent, especially when it's going to warm up here this week. I wouldn't worry too much about it, when they are in the tractor they build up a quick resistance to it.

    Hows the end coming along for you?
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    108
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quote:x2 Perfectly normal
     
  6. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,194
    29
    211
    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Quote:Almost there. About 200 more to go for customers, another 75 or so for our freezer, then the turkeys the weekend b4 Thanksgiving. Birds are growing well this Fall. All cockerals has been averaging 4 1/2 every week w/ a few 5 1/2 and a handful of them less than 4. I am glad I got away from str8 run. It makes it so much better when you have a bunch of cut-up to do. Four breast per pack has been running 2 1/2+ pounds. I have been getting the broiler from Eagle Nest that is supposed to have a larger breast, and I am convinced they are what they say.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by