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Aunty



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:13 pm    Post subject: Chicken Poo  Reply with quote

Bodger has asked me to give you a bit of a tutorial about Chicken Poo.

Now, some of you may think this an uninteresting topic but you’d be wrong.  I’ve only included pictures of the poos donated by my own chickens, but anyone who has an interesting one please post it on this topic  


Normal Poos






This one was HUGE



This one contains some gut lining which can be sloughed off and is quite normal


This one has coral coloured urates and was passed overnight. Again this is not uncommon


This one was passed by one of my hens after she’d had too many grapes   oh.gif  
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Normal Caecal Poos

   

The caeca of a chicken are two blind ended tubes where undigested food is fermented by microbes.  Giving a mustard to dark brown froth which is expelled about every 8 to 10 droppings.


Please feel free to comment on these pictures and post any you may want to know about or think would be good to add to this topic.
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dan



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well that was good of bodge to ask someone to talk shit

very informative tho
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Aunty



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danndans wrote:
well that was good of bodge to ask someone to talk shit

very informative tho


No lowering the tone with bad language dannyboy. Poo is a very serious topic  
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dan



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dannyboy?  

it can defnatly tell a tail or two when problems arrise in any livestock
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green man



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou Aunty, what about the huge smelly one they save up when they are broodie- poooooooooooo!
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See I told you that she knew her stuff Where else could you go and see poo in glorious tecni colour ? :smile:Only on OTG. If anyone has any concerns with their chickens in this particular department Auntie is the lady to ask. Some people read tea leaves but not our Auntie

Thanks Auntie.      Psssssstttttttt danndans is a 100% woman aren't you dear ?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep  
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moocher



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

our 4 do a large one every morning their let out ,biggest was golf ball sized. :biglol:
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Viva



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That big one was HUGE!  But yep, I am pleased to say that mine do do do-do's like that.
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Alice



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone, been lurking and reading on here for ages but I just had to sign up this afternoon so that I could comment on this post. What a really useful lot of information there is here for the novice chicken keeper, well done When I first got my hens I worried myself silly about what was 'normal' - this article would have put my mind at rest in a jiffy. Thanks Aunty!
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Aunty



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Psssssstttttttt danndans is a 100% woman aren't you dear ?


Not by the language Bodger ! Definitly not ladylike  

A picture of a broody poo would be nice green man but I don't think we'll be able to post the smell  oh.gif
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true-game



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MMMmmm broody poo - I have a current broody on some L/S to Rhodey cross. There is a mountain at the back of the nest box  She is a nasty piece of work and does not like being disturbed so I cant clean it up. Just hope it wont affect the eggs!
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Bluebell



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Poos Reply with quote

Just a bit worried as one or two of my hens are producing that which looks like the one that had grapes - only we have never given them grapes.  What other reasons are there for such runny poo ?
Thanks so much
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poo is never regimental, poultry will eat things from time to time that don't agree with them 100%. I wouldn't worry overly much, as long as they look well in themselves and as long as therir poo gets back to normal

I thought that making Aunties post on chicken poo a sticky   both humerous and very practical  h
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quick poo question we bought 4 point of lay shavers one appears to be laying small pullet eggs( one a day )but the others all seem to quote Alison to be passing eggy poos is this normal or are our chickens weird?
is this because they are getting ready to lay? How long will it go on for?
and why can't Alison ask her own questions?


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