Diarrhea after upping protein.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kirstonz, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. kirstonz

    kirstonz In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    The battery hens we took in had flock pox and a lot of them had serious feather loss. We started mixing their laying feed with a game feed to up their protein intake in hopes it would help them get their feathers back. About a week in and I'm noticing diarrhea poops from them. It looks yellow and foamy. Some of them are starting to get feathers back already! I'm wondering though if the diarrhea is likely from the extra protein or something else? Should I try cutting back or cutting out the game feed? Right not we do about 40 game/ 50 layer.

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I recommend that you wean them off the gamebird feed back to regular layer feed, then observe their feces for a week or so. Dont expect overnight changes. It'll take a little time to get their feces back to normal.

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