I found a hen dead in the coop yesterday. It looks like she died in her sleep then fell backward off her perch. She was only 2 yrs old and did not seem unhealthy the day before. The only outward sign of trouble was a poopy butt. Now I notice two other hens hens who, although very health otherwise, have poopy butts. What could cause this? Can I treat the rest of the flock?By Scarab on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 02:33 pm:
Hi, I've got the next message down from you...I'm really sorry your hen died, it's a great fear I have for my Hazel hen...she's got poopy butt too. I reckon she only just made it through last night, but then she looks sick, off her food, hunched etc. What a shock, though, to walk into the coop and find her dead. I lost two to dogs and with each it never got any easier. Was the temperature very low? Are your other hens O>K>? Good Luck from Scotland!By Anonymous on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 02:06 pm:
you could try chick starter mash, it has antibiotics in it. or an antibiotic to add to the water bowl.it is usuallly available at the feed stores. good luck. is the other hens poop the right color and texture ?? stay away from any dairy foods as they cause poopies.
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By Anonymous on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 10:57 pm:
This may sound stupid but I am a new owner of some chicks and after reading some of the other health conversations I came across "healthy poop". Since it sounds like something I should know about I was wondering if someone could tell me what "healthy poop" should look like. Thanks so much!!By Hen on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 07:02 am:
It should be solid, and brown with a white spot in it.By Anonymous on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 11:13 am:
Hen thanks for the response. I have another question too, is all different kinds of chickens have poop like that, or is it different with each kind?By Robint on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 11:16 am:
I am not sure but I think poop doesn't change much from breed to breed. However all chickens have a poop, about 1 in 10 times I was told, that looks different and smells bad, it has something to do with coming from a different part of the intestine. It is normal.By Anonymous on Monday, March 25, 2002 - 11:36 am:
Robint thanks so much!!! I think that was the response I was really wanting to hear!! That is exactlly what I have been seeing and smelling!!!!!!! Thanks again for the good news!By Robint on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 08:04 am:
Your'e most welcome. :* )
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i think you should poopoo then
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I thought this thread was more popular?
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were you googling "poopy butt"?
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Why does my butt pop? Does yours?
I'm asking anonymously because this question is about my butt.
Try this: Sit at your desk job for a couple of hours, then stand up and stretch. Clench your buttocks really hard. Did your butt pop?
Mine does. I think it's the tail bone. But how could that pop? It's not breaking, and I don't have an injury AFAIK. I Googled, and most of the results are about injuries.
Will doing this intentionally kill my butt?
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― caek, Thursday, 29 May 2008 14:28 (twelve years ago) link
why does my butt poops
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someone else reads ask.metafilter
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Q: My hen has sticky, tar-looking poop--is there anything wrong?
A: Probably not. Chickens actually produce two types of poo: fecal poo and cecal poo. Cecal poo is thicker, stinkier and stickier. It usually looks sort of like melted chocolate, and it occurs once every eight or so poos. Perhaps this is what you are seeing. If so, it is nothing to worry about.
Some foods may cause sticky poo, too. Lots of barley in the diet can cause sticky, tar-like poo. Barley lacks an enzyme chickens need to digest (1,3–1,4)-ß-glucan efficiently, and the poo is described as "viscous." Sometimes various fruits will cause looser, darker poo from the sugar and extra moisture. If your chicken's diet has been different of late, you may want to revert to fewer treats to see if that is the problem.
It is true, too, that unusual droppings can sometimes indicate illness: cocci, worms or something else. If you think your chicken is ill, your best bet would be to get her to a vet for a diagnosis--most vets will perform a "fecal smear" to check for parasites and cocci, so in some cases your chicken will not have to be seen in order to get a diagnosis. In most cases, though, occasional sticky poo is normal cecal poo.
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