Bright green poop!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leahcim823, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. leahcim823

    leahcim823 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cherry my 24 weeks old bared rock has bright green poop, and she seems alittle smaller and less developed then her "sister" Peck.
    She eats great and drink, she is very energetic when it's treat times she is the first to chase after the snacks when I toss them around to coop... Any idea what's wrong??[​IMG]
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Some chickens just have an internal problem, and don't thrive/grow as well as others. Cherry may be one of these chicks--that would explain her smaller size. The green poop is odd, but if she is otherwise acting normal, there probably isn't anything to worry about yet. Green droppings can often be because a bird isn't eating enough; however, this is likely not the case with Cherry since you say she's eating plenty.

    If you wanted to, you could isolate her for a few days to observe for any more symptoms. Put some vitamins in her water, along with some probiotics and monitor her eating/drinking. You could also worm her with a broad-spectrum wormer (like Valbazen, SafeGuard, or the Worminator), just to be safe.
     
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  3. bluebirdnanny

    bluebirdnanny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Offer a little ACV (with mother) in the water.

    A tablespoon of greek natural yogurt with some sunflowers chopped in just for her (won't hurt the whole flock but make sure she gets a good doze).

    Also ff helps with thin stool to thicken it.
     
  4. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then only things i know that can cause bright green poop are worms,not eating,poisoning.eating grass clippings,plant material,etc. How long has she had green poop? I would check her crop regardless,should be full during day,and empty in morning before eating,just to rule out any crop issues.
     
  5. bluebirdnanny

    bluebirdnanny Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. leahcim823

    leahcim823 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I'll try a wormer, I have a few turkeys in with my flock (temporary) until they are ready to be processed. Will the wormer be okay with them also they are only going to be around another week or so?
     
  7. leahcim823

    leahcim823 Out Of The Brooder

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    She has had the green poop for about a week now
     
  8. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your going to be processing your turkeys soon, i wouldn't deworm them whereas they are for food consumption. Deworm the chickens and again in 10 days and maybe again in 10 days as the turkeys may have had worms and they are gone.

    Definitely check her crop in the morning see if its completely flat. The green poop means she is not getting any nutrients in her system, she is basically starving.
     
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  9. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I would start weighing her every few days at the same time each day. If she's not gaining or is losing weight you'll know there is a problem. For a comparison, pick another hen her age and weigh it, too, I bet you'll see weight gain in it, but not in the smaller one. Poop that color is not a good sign, IMO.

    -Kathy
     

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