Which poops are normal....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jane1, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Jane1

    Jane1 Just Hatched

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    I'm new to having three lovely ladies. Started to lay last week....very proud! Their poop has changed dramatically and I don't know what is normal and when I need to attend to a health issue. Is there anyone who can fill me in. Many thanks.:frow
     
  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there Jane!! And welcome to Backyard Chickens!! Congratulations on your first eggs!!! So much fun. I know it is gross, but can you post a picture of the poop? That may help us determine what is wrong, if anything. But first, check out this link and see if your chickens poop is in any of the ''normal'' photos. I hope it helps and enjoy BYC!

    http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=17568.0
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Jane, very nice to meet you. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Jane and welcome to BYC. Hope the poop issue turns out to be nothing to worry about.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and welcome To BYC! Glad you joined us. CuzChickens gave you a great link...just try to view on an empty stomach! Ha! Best wishes!
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    If after reviewing the poop pics you still have concerns, do post pics and question under "emergencies" to get some opines.

    You can also seem some really different poops depending on diet and treats.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Their poo can change in color, consistency, shape...in many ways. There are some to watch more closely if there is blood for example..a lot of blood. Chickens will even pass some blood once in a while, but it won't be an every day thing. Be careful you don't confuse it with a tomato dropping that you fed them the day before. [​IMG] Anyway, here is a great site to compare some of the droppings to...

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/whats-scoop-on-chicken-poop-digestive.html
     
  10. Roosterbreaux

    Roosterbreaux New Egg

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    Hi Jane,

    Welcome to BYC ! I'm a New Egg here too.

    The only 2 things I've read of that may cause a change in droppings are:
    1. Change of diet.
    2. Going into brooding mode.

    Hope this helps ! (};+D)

    Roosterbreaux
     

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