Chicken 'stress'?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sozoed, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Sozoed

    Sozoed Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2011
    We have a Buff O. that has had diarrhea recently, and her diet hasn't changed at all, so I began researching some causes for this and read that chickens can become stressed over minor things. Wouldn't you know it...bright lights is one item listed as a chicken 'stressor' of which diarrhea can be symptomatic.
    We have recently put up a 100 watt lightbulb in the coop to continue laying through the winter. Could this really be causing our Buff to have digestive problems?
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    It could be, but keep an eye on her. It can also be another hundred reasons.

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