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Bright Green Poo - looked thru other threads

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Czech's_chicks, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First thing I did was go thru other threads to see if I might have some of the same issues.

    My roo has not been given any additional things to eat. He gets lay crumble mixed with scratch. He is penned. Only contact with other birds is thru the cage so it is minimal to none. Cage is above ground, not resting on the floor so his droppings go thru. Only evidence is stuck on the feathers on his tail and below his vent.

    He is usually very aggressive and flogs, so when he didn't even try to get away from me I knew something was wrong. Today is the first sign I have seen of him being ill.

    droppings are sticky but not not completely firm. Bright green, almost like frozen, thawed spinach, with some slight yellowing and then white. Best I could do was take a picture of it in the sun and in the shade, plus one of him with his tail drooped.[​IMG]

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  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    This is the only disease/illness I could find with bright green droppings:


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  3. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that seems a pleasant enough possibility. With all my free ranging birds, I would think a penned bird would be the least likely to get something like that. I appreciate the information. I'll take him and his mate to another location and disinfect the pen.

    I'm hoping there are at least other causes that I can look at, too, just in case this is the far extreme. [​IMG]
     
  4. Beekissed

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    Does he have any of the other symptoms listed? If not, I'd just wait and see how things go. The only time my birds have pooped green was due to some greens or veggies they had eaten while free ranging.
     
  5. dawg53

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    It could be an bad case of Ecoli bacterial infection. Green/yellow poop is an indicator in addition to his other symptoms. I've dealt with it and the outcome was that I had to have my JG roo culled. You'd have to tube feed him a mixture of baytril, probios and poultry nutri drench if there's any chance to save him if in fact it's Ecoli. The only way to find out for sure is to have a debris free fecal sample sent to a lab for analysis.
     
  6. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lethargy is the only symptom other than the poo. I only have tylen right now, so I'l give him that and yogurt and see what happens from here.
     
  7. dawg53

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    Lethargy is what occured to my roo as well.
     
  8. Beekissed

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    Dawg gives excellent advice, so I'd perk up your ears on this one....sounds like he has a handle on your roo's problem.
     
  9. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So just cull without trying anything?
     
  10. Beekissed

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    Well...it can't go wrong. If he had nothing contagious, you are out a rooster. If he does have something contagious, you could be out your whole flock. You can go through all the medications and trouble, the cost and the worry, or you can end it and hope it hasn't spread elsewhere. Then look for ways to prevent it in the future.
     

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