Chickens with bright orange and brown oily droppings.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roxyblue, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all!
    I have two hens that I have had for almost two months now, they have been pooping these strange oily and orange droppings for at least a couple weeks. I have checked the poop chart and there is a picture of the same poop listed under "normal". HOWEVER, these do not come every eight to ten droppings like it said. They have these every time. (and yes I have been staking out the chicken coop, seeing who poops what. [​IMG] ) They are fed layer pellets with a little scratch, lettuce every morning, and the occasional treat of oatmeal or yogurt. i just wanted to ask if anything could be causing this that I don't know about or if i should be concerned.
    thanks!
    -Roxy
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Would you describe them as a dark mustard color? Foamy? If you think this also describes the poo, I saw that with worms.

    "Orange and oily" though I don't know.
     
  3. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply!
    They have had a whole range of colors, from light yellow to dark brown, musturd color included. I wouldn't describe them as foamy, but they have a sleek shine to them which made me describe them as "oily".
    I was planning on getting some valbezene after christmas. they are fat and healthy birds other than that.......
    thanks again!
    -Roxy
     
  4. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ben jv rensburg

    ben jv rensburg New Egg

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    hi.i need to download the different poop on poultry .can it be done free of charge.

    I am also writing a book in Afrikaans only for use in South Africa and i'm asking permition to pu some of your items in my book.
    please can I do it.
     

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