Chicken(s) scouring

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cornball, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. cornball

    cornball Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one or more chickens that are scouring. I just discovered the scours this afternoon, they were not there this AM. They are on free will Purina Layena, and have access to free will oyster shells and grit. I have stopped feeding corn scratch per several people's suggestions, but that was in the last day or two, so there is probably still some in the bedding. I gave the hens a quick looking over (short of picking up and examining each hen's vent), but did not see any dirty ones. When I have had calves scouring, I have treated them with scour pills and even with Pepto Bismol, but I doubt that either of those would work with chickens. Here is a picture of one of the scours I found, there are around 5 - 6 of these spots in the coop and run.
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    Is this something I should worry about and/or treat, or is it a result of stress and will probably clear itself up?

    Thanks
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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  3. cornball

    cornball Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thanks for the link! From the provided chart, it does look like cecal poop. Thanks for the help, and thanks for the welcome!
     

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