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Chicken poop

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Awesome title I know but I didn't know what else to put haha

Several of our chickens poop are yellow/orangish frothy poop.
Typically what causes this? Worms?
We bought strike dewormer to mix with their food but I haven't seen much improvement. It also has only been a few days.
post #2 of 5

Sometimes a photo will help.

 

If you feel like it is worms you may want to us a dewormer like Valbazen  1/2 ml orally and then repeated in 10 days for each chicken or Fenbendazole (Safeguard, Panacur) at 1/4 ml per pound for 5 days in a row.

 

You can always take a fecal sample to your local vet to have them do a float, they will be able to tell you which/if any parasites are present.

 

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/11/control-treatment-of-worms-in-chickens.html

 

Poop Chart

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=17568.0

post #3 of 5
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On the poop chart they look like the third picture unDer ceacal and the second from bottom one. Ao I guess that is normal?
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Originally Posted by meagan1823 View Post

On the poop chart they look like the third picture unDer ceacal and the second from bottom one. Ao I guess that is normal?

Yes.....cecal poops can be frothy and orangeish.

 

Don't use wormers/meds without knowing what you are treating or you can cause resistance and they won't work when you really need them.

 

Fecal testing is a very good idea...here's another option for that:

http://www.midamericaagresearch.net/instructions.php

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #5 of 5

That sounds good!

Also a note on dewormers. I am no expert on ingredients, medications, etc., I try my best to research active ingredients in products that I give my own chickens, as well as, what I may or may not suggest here on BYC. I encourage everyone to do the same and not take anyone's word at face value. (Even manufacturers).

That said you may want to research the active ingredient(s) in the Strike dewormer (usually Hygromycin B which is an antibiotic). I'm not saying it won't work or that it is not the right product for your unique situation, but for worms there are better (IMO) products on the market.

 

http://hencam.com/henblog/2014/05/wormer-warning/

http://www.durvet.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=380:strike-3


Edited by Wyorp Rock - 5/19/16 at 4:57am
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