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chicken with diarrhea

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epitidios, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi



    One of my chickens suffers from diarrhea. How this can be cured? Any tips?
     
  2. girlychick

    girlychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could you give us more information?
    How old is the chicken?
     
  3. Channel23

    Channel23 New Egg

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    Deffinetly need more info, Please. But what is often considered diahorea to humans is common for chickens try adding more solids to their foods and if you are feeding scraps try more pellets and less scraps and see if this helps. Other wise they may need some grit?Worming, or treating for mites?
     
  4. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a few weeks old, i think it is 10-12 weeks. It also had problems with parasites (lice/mites) on its feathers, but now it's clean from them. I lost one with same symptoms last Friday, and i would if its possible to save this one. The vet gave me a medicine for worms and tapes to mix it with the food. He also adviced me to give them aminoacids and selenium with the water. I am giving these, but the diarrhea stays. Any ideas how to stop it???
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  6. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reasons i kept a little bit of that medication that the vet gave me. So i gave it to the ill bird. The droppings from oily and foamy (as the pictures says ) turned to what the pictures describe as fly maggots. This morning they look normal. Does this mean that the bird removed the worms from its body? I really hope so. Thanx a lot gritsar your pictures helped a lot.
     
  7. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This bird still puzzles me. I went down and the droppings were watery.... I wonder what is going on? If this bird skips it. it will become the mascot of the flock for ever.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  8. SmittenChicken

    SmittenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like gritsar said, watery poops are part of the normal rotation and may not be cause for concern on their own.
    One more thing that occurred to me - have the temperatures been hot where you live? I've heard that diarrhea is pretty common in hot weather because the chickens are drinking a lot more - and I have definitely observed it with my flock this week!
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  9. epitidios

    epitidios Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Due to its illness, the chick is isolated. I have it inside a basket inside the house. The area is dry, well aired with the temperature being around 23-24 C (75 F). At night the temperature there is around 19 C (68 F). I hope that everything will be fine, since she is eating normally. Together with the water i am giving her amicoacids and selenium since she lost a lot of weight.
     
  10. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That really is a helpfully collection of poo pics. Words cannot describe some things. Now I am sure my chix are doing good. I had noticed some odd poo which apparently do fall into the "normal" poo category.
     

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