13 wk old EE hens have REALLY runny poops - Why?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by masschix, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. masschix

    masschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have (6) 13-wk old EE hens and (1) 18-wk old SS roo, and they all have the runs. I think it's because of the watermellon treats we've given them...but not sure. They are still getting medicated crumbles and get plenty of water to drink. What could this be from? Could it have anything to do with the extremely humid weather we are having? Just grasping for answers. Hubby thought we should ask you.....

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  2. masschix

    masschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you're keeping plenty of water available. Important while they've got the runs! You might want to also add a tiny bit of vitamins/minerals/electrolytes to their water if they're real bad since food probly isn't staying long enough in their system for them to absorb as well as usual.
    Don't know if it would help in this case, but yogurt can be good for their digestive systems.
    Hopefully they don't have a disease that's causing the problem.
    I spent a lot of last spring fretting over various of my chickens having various sorts of diarrhea, but eventually (read: 'after a huge amount of time scooping possibly-disease-ridden poops out of coops, and surfing the net and calling extension agents and vets' [​IMG][​IMG] ) I figured it wasn't that big a deal going on with most of my chickens. But it IS in some cases.
     
  4. masschix

    masschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you SpeckledHills! I was beginning to think this was a question that was overly asked and no one wanted to answer again. I will try some vitamins and yogurt tomorrow. This will be interesting to watch.

    Thanks again!
     

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