diarrehea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Camprz, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Camprz

    Camprz New Egg

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    I bought 4 11 week old chicks. One of the girls has diarrehea. I thought it might be the stress of a new home but it has been almost two weeks now. She is eating and drinking fine. I don't notice anythi g else but these are my first hens so I have no idea what I am doing yet. Should I be worried?
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    If you are really worried put some Electrolyte in the water this you can get at most any feed store [​IMG]

    And you can also put at the same time some Probiotic in the water at the same time for anything else that might be wrong at the same time this I what I do and it seems to work [​IMG]


    And [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    two weeks is a long time - maybe you could post in "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. Has she been checked for worms.

    Does she actually poo very often, or is it just loose? You can describe as best you can on the above thread.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Is she acting normal otherwise (not puffed up/lethargic)? Diarrehea can be caused by Coccidiosis. If she's fine otherwise, she may just naturally have rather loose droppings. You could try giving her some probiotics or yogurt to help her digestive tract.
     
  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I know of a very good probiotic I use in my own flock that really helps with dierehea it's called Probios. You can order it online . It's safe for chicks as well. It keeps my flocks system very well and no dierehea . I discovered it when I was having trouble with dierehea in one of my chicks. It really works wonders. You should give it a try. I think it would be of great help.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  7. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as a drink, use potassium permanganate solution. use 1 cup of warm water to 1tbs of potassium permanganate per hen. do not use metal containers. If severe diarrhea, make stronger. enough to turn your finger brown. If not cleared in 2-3 days, use Epsom salts by adding 1/2 tbs. to chicken feed.
    Also Yogurt or buttermilk works well. But don't use flavored or low fat. Give each bird 1/2 tsp. Epson salt. mix with wheat bran and yogurt or buttermilk to form a thick, crumbly paste,.assuring each bird gets proper dosage by hand feeding individually. Good luck. I am having the same problem with my chickens yesterday. their poop looks just like water. I just had surgery and can't go in to get what I need and my wife is in a wheelchair and no one around to help. Stitches out tomorrow then I can get what I need.
     
  8. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you do the yogurt mixture for a week. I can't remember.
     
  9. Camprz

    Camprz New Egg

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    thank you for all the suggestions! Much appreciated.
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Epsom salts will cause more diarrhea.
     

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