A "Poopy" Problem --Slight Update--

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickaroo!, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What in the world is wrong with my 4 hens?!
    They're at least 1 1/2 yrs. old, I don't let them free range, I clean their coop daily and run about every other day, I spread food grade DE, they get fresh water(daily) sometimes with 1T. ACV or 1t. of Avaia Charge and I've cut out treats for the past 2 weeks, only feeding them their layer crumble that I get from Tractor Supply and they STILL have either runny or applesauce consisitancy poo!!!!!!!! [​IMG] I took samples of each hens poo to the vet to be tested and the results were no parasites found in any of it! [​IMG] This morning one of them drank water then about 2min. later, threw it up and ate it back off the ground! [​IMG] I'm so frustrated. Am I the only chicken owner that has what seems problem after problem!! I have The Chicken Health Handbook and many other chicken books, and I have read them, but I'm still having issues!!! Please help before I go insane!!!!! [​IMG]
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    *Slight Update*
    Well, I changed my girls water to just plain water as of yesterday and today I made up the rice, hard boiled egg, organic yogurt mixture. When I put it out for them they immediately attacked it!! It was cute to see all the rice stuck to their little faces! Hopefully this will eventually take care of their poo problems [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Try cooking some white rice, chopping some boiled eggs and mixing in some raw oatmeal. See if that tightens them up. In a couple days give them some organic live culture yogurt to help replace some of the flora and fauna that is washing out with runny poop. Only give them plain water until you get things more firm.


    Editing to add, give them the yogurt mixed with some rice and cooked egg.
     
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  3. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks MissPrissy. At this point, I'll try anything! [​IMG]
    For how long should I give them the rice mixture? This is probably a really stupid question and you'll probably think [​IMG], but...I should still leave out their reg. food, right?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Give it to them once a day. You want them to also continue eating their feed.
     
  5. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do! Thank You! You're the best! [​IMG]
     
  6. Ericasl

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about all of your problems, it can make you crazy. Lets us know how they are doing. [​IMG]
     

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