Why didn't someone warn about this?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lswatson111304, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2009
    Milano, TX
    The SMELL of chick pee in the incubator!!!! GAG! [​IMG]

    Good thing they are cute!
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hmm? Chicks and chickens don't pee.
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You mean chick poo? LOL

    Morning poops are so bad [​IMG]

    I have to learn to hold my nose. When the poops are all fresh and not under the shavings, whew.. it sure does stink!
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:They actually do, but it's the white stuff on top of the poo [​IMG]

    ETA: I stand corrected:
    "For psittacine and passerine birds, there are usually three parts to a dropping. The urine is the clear liquid portion of the dropping. The consumption of vegetable and fruit matter will cause increased urine due to the higher water content they contain. Unlike mammalian urine, it is usually colorless.

    The next portion of a dropping consists of the urates or uric acid. This is the thicker part that is normally white or cream colored. It is the product of protein excretion from the kidneys. The last portion of the dropping is the feces. This is food waste material from the digestive tract. It can vary in color and consistency depending on the diet. Diets high in seed content usually result in black or dark green feces. Birds on formulated (pelleted) diets normally pass softer, brown feces."
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  5. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    That's nothing! Wait until you have an egg explode! Now THAT stinks!:p
  6. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2011
    Central Florida
    LOL the egg shells after they hatch smell horrid too! Or at least mine did..[​IMG]
  7. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2009
    Milano, TX
    well since its all fluid with a tiny bit of green in it, I assumed pee...also because its a bad ammonia smell..I assumed pee..LOL whatever it is, it stinks! I can't wait to scrub the bator!
  8. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2011
    The first time I opened the bator after those shells and stuff sat in there, nice a toasting and warm I about gagged!!! [​IMG] I felt bad for those poor chicks having to smell it overnight!! BLECH!!!!
  9. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    There is an old riddle that goes:

    Question: Do you know what the white stuff is in chicken poop?

    Answer: Chicken poop.

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