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6 month old Production Red hen is pooping brown.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MsBlVines, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. MsBlVines

    MsBlVines New Egg

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    I'm brand new at this. My hen is not yet laying and has started pooping brown, semi-solid poo with no white at all. She is fed laying mash, scratch, and free ranging in the yard. Her sister is not showing any problems. They refuse table scraps so far but will eat grass. I have raised them from hatchlings. We are in Central Texas. Our weather has been dry and mild. Advice please?
     
  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Has she always been pooping with no white?
     
  3. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every 8 or so poops will have brown. Some light brown. Nothing to be worried about if its not foamy, red, or wormy.
     
  4. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  5. MsBlVines

    MsBlVines New Egg

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    I've just noticed it in the last 2 to 3 days. I have to clarify something else, I think it is only one of them. I could be wrong, it might be both. I've cleaned up their water and feed dishes with soap, water, and bleach; just in case. It doesn't have any worms or coloration to it. Thanks for the response.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011

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