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Chicken is Small and Smells Like Poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nannanc, May 16, 2017.

  1. nannanc

    nannanc Just Hatched

    Feb 5, 2017
    Mid MO
    I have six pullets who are 4 months old. One of them reeks of chicken poo when I hold her. Her vent looks normal and her butt fluff is clean. The rest of my girls smell fine.
    I've also noticed she isn't growing as much as my other girls. She acts fine and eats and drinks normally. She does tend to keep to herself, but I've never seen her being picked on. Maybe they don't want her close since she stinks Haha, but really, is this normal? What could be causing it?
  2. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2012
    Get and give her some poly vi sol..... (without IRON)
    add some vinegar to the drinking water....
    No I wouldn't say that smell its normal...
    Is it possible she has coccidiosis...? If so get some corrid, and treat all the chicks...
    Check her crop and make sure its digesting or whatever they call that for chickens.
    Check in the morning to make sure the crop is empty and not holding onto the food...
    I hope you can figure out whats going on... =)
  3. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2012
    check the bottom of her feet... see if poo is stuck there...

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