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My chickens got the squirts!!!

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Hi all,
I have a chicken who is pooping water with bubbles looking things in it. She lives in a hot climate like 35 degrees Celsius days and humid. And I am thinking that is the problem.

Second question,
My chicken also has a dirty bum and because her poohs are small it gets caught on her bum. Im thinking I'm giving her too much sunflower seeds ( less then a palm full) or too much bread ( just some of the crusts about every second day ) which is giving her the squirts. sometimes give her an Epsom salts bath. Is that the right thing to do?? If it is how often should I give her a bath.

The breed of my chicken is favorless cross catalana or something like that.
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You should try mixing Apple Cider Vinegar in their water, about 10 tablespoons per gallon. That will help with the waste getting stuck to the vent.

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Cheers I will give it a go;)big_smile.png
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If you do feed your chickens with a proprietary feed, I would stop any additional treats to see if that makes a difference- from my experience it can.

Good luck
Ct
Nairobi, Kenya
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Cheers I will give it a go
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No probs!

Ct
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10 tablespoons per gallon seems a lot. I only use about one in a gallon daily.

 

You could also try fermenting her feed as that seems to help digestive problems.

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Originally Posted by rebrascora View Post
 

10 tablespoons per gallon seems a lot. I only use about one in a gallon daily.

 

You could also try fermenting her feed as that seems to help digestive problems.


I too use 1 tablespoon/gallon. Fermented feed is a very good idea too. :thumbsup

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