What does chicken poop/ urine supposed to look like for healthy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by akd23237, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. akd23237

    akd23237 Out Of The Brooder

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    chickens? If the excretions are pretty much all liquid does it mean sickness?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Great link, Gritsar! I would have never thought to take so many pictures of chicken poo.

    akd23237 - you don't provide any information or background for your question, but I imagine you are seeing runny poo from your chickens? I know off and on I will find runny poo from one or more of my 22 chickens and I chalk it up to the fact that they probably ate something that caused it, or drank more water than usual. If it's not an ongoing issue with your chicken(s), I probably wouldn't worry about it. But if it is - or you notice blood in the poo - I would get a bit concerned.

    Best of luck,
    Penny
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Cecal poo, which is runny and looks like melted chocolate is normal. You'll see it about every 6 to 10 stools (some sites say 6 to 8 stools, others say 8 to 10).
     
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  5. nhchickmom

    nhchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, who would have thought a few months ago (I am new to caring for chickens) that I would be looking at pictures of chicken poo and finding it very helpful! Thanks for this great post it helped clear up a lot of questions.
     
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  6. June

    June New Egg

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    Hi Folk
    Just been checking out the link on normal chicken poops and wonder if anyone can tell me if my chicken is ill [​IMG]
    Her poops are all in the normal (as in the photos) range except her urates (? white bit?) sometimes has a smear of what looks like blood - but not red - more rust colour - on top. Her eggs were brown then went white and were quite large. Now she is not laying but tries to - sits on the nest but after a while (half hour or more) gives up. She appears well, eating and drinking, fossiking and doing all usual chicken things. I wonder because her eggs were large - maybe they were too large for her and she has hurt herself inside. I have checked her 'bottom' and it is pink, clean and OK looking to me. She would be less than two years old and only one of two chickens we keep.... pets really....
    Any advice - except culling [​IMG] - would be gratefully received...
    Thanks - June
     
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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  8. Ohiogallina

    Ohiogallina New Egg

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    I am also new to this forum, and to raising chickens, and this was extremely helpful. unbelievable the range of normal.
     
  9. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah - the questions I didn't even know I had....[​IMG]

    Thank you for the great links.[​IMG]
     
  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Quote:Wow, who would have thought a few months ago (I am new to caring for chickens) that I would be looking at pictures of chicken poo and finding it very helpful! Thanks for this great post it helped clear up a lot of questions.

    I know, who'd of guessed I would end up with a file full of poo sites?
    "whacha doing,honey?" "lookin' at poo, dear." "okay, then"
    'Normal' has a whole new definition.
     

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