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9 week old chicken with diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kennas Mom10, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Kennas Mom10

    Kennas Mom10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 9 week old chicken with runny diarrhea. I'm not positive which one it is (we have 4) but I think its my bigger rooster. None of then are acting sick, just been noticing the puddles. Theses are our first dickens, so any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    That should have said chickens, not dickens...
     
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  4. cowcreekgeek

    cowcreekgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another possibility, most esp. w/ young chickens, would be coccidiosis ...

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    When your birds hear you comin' they're most likely to perk up in anticipation, but if observed unaware? You might see one or more lookin' somethin' like the bird in the center. And, if the droppings look similar to those in the photo? You're gonna wanna get amprolium, immediately.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Has it been unusually warm causing them to drink more water?
     
  6. Kennas Mom10

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    It doesn't look like the coccidiosis pics.
     
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    Its been very warm the past few days, but we've been seeing it off and on for a couple weeks.
     
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    I've got some probiotics I'm going to add to their water and see if it helps.
     
  9. cowcreekgeek

    cowcreekgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Certainly won't hurt ... a good quality Greek yogurt well incorporated into their feed does a great job of that (Fage claims to contain 100M microorganisms per gram at production, so it'd only require two Tablespoons for all four of your birds). Make sure to never feed 'em anything not fit for human consumption, and that there's no decaying matter or other sources of toxins for 'em to get into, 'cause chickens will eat just about anything they get the chance to try.
     
  10. seminolewind

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    I've noticed that my chickens are squirtier than normal in the summer because they drink so much water to cool off.
     

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