Dark green/black diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by clickncluck, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. clickncluck

    clickncluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My speckled sussex chicks are 7 weeks old. One chicken at a time seems to have dark green/black diarrhea for the last 4-5 weeks. There has never been any frank blood visible in it. They seem healthy enough other than that...eating, drinking and running around. Theyʻve been on medicated chick crumbles since I got them at 2 days of age. Last week the feed store recommended Sulmet. So I put it in their water for 3 days. Didnʻt seem to make much of a difference. Then for 2 days all looked good---normal poop. Today again the dark green diarrhea came back again. Theyʻve been out in the chicken ark for a week now.

    Any suggestions? Do I need to pay to have a stool specimen analyzed by the vet?

    I am very new to this. Please help.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Here's the infamous poop chart. Chicken poop varies greatly. Dark green/black poop might just be normal. The feed store recommended sulmet because they were thinking coccidosis.

    Hope it helps

    Imp
     
  3. dawg53

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  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sorry clickncluck,
    Forgot to add the link, and thanks dawg for getting my back

    Imp
     
  5. dawg53

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  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens will have a variety of poo. Mine will get, on occasion, the dark green, runny, super stinky poo. Nothing to worry about. But if all they have is dark green runny poo, i might be concerned. It certainly wouldn't hurt to get a fecal done. My vet charges $40 to drop off a sample and get it analyzed. If you don't have a local vet that will treat chickens, most avian vets will.
     
  7. clickncluck

    clickncluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all. That is such a big relief. Iʻve been worried that they might die if I didnʻt do anything. But there was never any frank blood. I just thought it must be abnormal since it was so liquidy.
    Whew.
    Thanks again.
     

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