Chickens have diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sookiesmom, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. sookiesmom

    sookiesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas on why they would and what I should do to get them bette . The Silkie had a sour crop last Sunday and I did get her better. She had watery stool, so just attributed it to the sour crop. Now the Polish also has runny stool.

    Any help is much appreciated!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It could be a couple dozen things. Best approach is to have a fecal sample read for parasites, bacteria and viruses.
     
  3. sookiesmom

    sookiesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for helping. It is so watery I don't even know if I could get a sample.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Scrape up what you can.
     
  5. luxbwinDVM

    luxbwinDVM Out Of The Brooder

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    If you want to keep it simple, just have a simple fecal evaluation at your vet. They know the basic parasites. Use a plastic knife to scrape as much as you can into a ziplock bag; if possible get 3-4 different birds' droppings, pool the sample, then submit for a fecal.
     
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