Chicken diarrhea...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kellichick, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Kellichick

    Kellichick Out Of The Brooder

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    My 18 month old Buff Orpington hen has developed a reddish brown diarrhea in the past week or so. She is eating and drinking well and appears to be otherwise healthy. She lives in a house and run with 5 other of the same breed and she is the only one with diarrhea. I have put buttermilk in the waterers for the past 3 days and it has tightened up the feces just a little bit. What could this be??
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Kellichick

    Kellichick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your response! The food is fresh. I feed layer food in the feeders, plenty of grit and alot of calcium. The only difference in their diet is that instead of cracked corn, I bought cracked corn and wheat for scratch this time. I use DE to worm and dust everything and haven't seen any worms or parasites. She's the only one with the poopie problem and she's in a house and run with 5 others. The poop pix were very helpful. Just upon appearances, it looks like the "Ceacal" droppings, but I still don't know if that's acceptable or not. Only my RIR is still laying right now. It's very cold and not much daylight right now.
     

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