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We have a few older hens, about 2-3+ years not sure really we kind of adopted them from a farmer...

The last little while though I've noticed that there's been some droppings that are runny/ goopy looking, and I think it's just two of the hens that have it as i can see the runny poop on their butt feathers.

Is this something to be concerned about or is it just maybe they ate something and it will go away? there doesn't appear any blood or anything in the poop, just really loose looking.

 

Any ideas on what could be causing this? as far as i know all the chickens are exposed to the same stuff but only the two have the runny poop :(

 

These hens also are not laying much (all 6) were lucky right now if we get 1 egg a day, but were suspicious they may be laying elsewhere then the nesting box and were not finding the eggs? Over the winter we would get between 1-2 eggs a day quite frequently, but with it spring we expected an increase not a decrease!

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Slight changes in diet can have huge changes in their poop consistency, chances are with spring breaking and new food to be found outside poop will change as they explore and eat the new food sources...

If they are acting normal and there is no blood/worms or other obvious issues with the poop I would not worry...
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okay! that must be it because otherwise they both look like really healthy girls as far as i can see!

I haven't noticed any blood or worms but i'll keep checking still just in case...

 

thank you!

 

AppleMark

 

the black chickie (frenchie) is one (we think astralorp?) 

 

AppleMark

 

this is the other one (spike) a barred rock, though i have noticed her being not as involved with the flock as she was before the spring, she seems to almost keep to herself mostly unless it's raining or there's some food. Frenchie (she's the top girl on the roost) will pick on her somewhat but she roosts higher than some of the other girls so i don't think she's low on the pecking order...

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