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Blackhead/Pencil thin poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AnthonyFlock, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. AnthonyFlock

    AnthonyFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    I read a lot about poop lately because I found my NH red poop this this morning:
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    Still don't know if it's blackhead or not. Normal behavior (social and physical) as well as normal appetite but not normal poop. No blood anywhere and no one else acting funny. It's only 38 deg so it's not heat and I haven't noticed her drinking excessively. Not laying yet. Consistency is very thick, jelly like and more off white-white than yellow.

    Anywho... I also noticed a BA poop this yesterday. Doesn't look very abnormal except it's pencil thin! I don't believe she's been pooping this thin for very long (although with 12 chickens, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 3 kids it could have slipped by me). All of my birds are 24 weeks old, usually produce mondo poops, and in otherwise excellent health with top-notch food plus addition fermented feed. Could this be due to an obstruction? And, how do I check?
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    Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Both not normal. Could be many things... start by isolating both and increase their fluid intake by maybe making a mash out of their crumbles.

    -Kathy
     
  3. AnthonyFlock

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    Wow, you're on this! Lol thanks. I'm glad I asked because I can't find anyone else complaining about thin poop and the Internet is useless! Is there a sound way to check for an obstruction?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I don't want to scare you, but I have seen these skinny poops before and it always ends up needing treatment of some type. The conservative thing to do is to get more water in them.

    -Kathy
     
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    commenting so i can follow this thread.
     
  6. AnthonyFlock

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    Information is priceless! I'd much rather know than keep my head in sand. In the other cases you've seen, what were the problems and resolutions?
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  8. AnthonyFlock

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    I think we'll be going that route to stay proactive and to avoid unnecessary medicating. Fortunately, we have a nearby fowl vet [​IMG] Hopefully this inquiry will help someone else! I'll update it once we know. Thanks for all of your insight Kathy!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You're welcome and good luck! Please update when you can. [​IMG]

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  10. AnthonyFlock

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    Great news!!! They're perfectly healthy! Vet cleared them in excellent health and said the white jelly like poo could be caused by the fermented feed and the skinny poop is "normal"
    Whew! :D
     

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