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What does it mean if my hen is pooping like this?!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nuggetroger, Aug 16, 2018.

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  1. Nuggetroger

    Nuggetroger In the Brooder

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    I have a hen and rooster I purchased from ace hardware about 2 months ago. I am not sure which chick is pooping like this but what does it mean ? 20180815_194923.jpg 20180815_194923.jpg 20180815_195609.jpg
     
  2. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crowing

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    :welcome:highfive::frow
    I am no poop expert, it just looks watery to me, do all of her poops look like this?
     
  3. Kylo_Hen!

    Kylo_Hen! Songster

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    :welcome
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    Most likely it's hot. Chickens can't sweat so they drink a lot to cool their core temp. They can't pee, so their poo is watery.
     
  5. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Crowing

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    First and foremost...
    :welcome! I hope that you enjoy this site as much as the rest of us do!! I have learned SOOO much from this site, and I hope that you do too!:frow I encourage you to post some pics of your little cuties... I LOVE to see other peoples chickens:love:love:love... ( It make we want to get more lol)

    Secondly,
    That poop looks just fine to me... there might be something you need to change in their diet, or maybe they are intaking more water than usual. Chickens poop all sorts of shapes and sizes ( as gross as it sounds )
    If your still needing some assurance of your little chicks poop, then heres his really good site about... well you guessed it.... chicken poop! This site goes over many poop types ( clear/runny included) and suggests a couple things that maybe you could help them change diet etc.


    Hope this helps!:D
    Good luck!:thumbsup

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    oops... forgot to post link lol

    https://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2016/03/all-about-chicken-poop-brown-black-and.html
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018
  6. True Patriot

    True Patriot Sanity is subjective Premium Member

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    Heat will make the poop watery. If inside still lower the brooder temp. At their age additional heat isn't necessary, To be on the safe side, Watch them to see if they are panting or holding their wings away from their bodies. If they are then they're getting hot, find some shade or cool their area down. I'm summer temps it doesn't hurt to give them a vitamin and electrolyte boost in their water.
     
  7. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
    Our chief poop inspector is @casportpony Trust what she has to say.
     
  8. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] Crowing

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    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you. :welcome
    You should see the poops after they eat cucumbers :eek:
     
  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more Premium Member Project Manager

    :frowWelcome to BYC!
    We are glad you joined our flock. :woot
    I live where it is hot and I have never seen a poop like that before due to it being hot and drinking more water.

    What do you feed your flock are they eating well?
    Have you ever wormed your chickens?

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