Diarrhea but otherwise fine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Suzannah, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Suzannah

    Suzannah Out Of The Brooder

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    One out of my three chickens has diarrhea. She is eating and drinking fine, no blood in poo, neither of the others has it. I put some probiotics in the water, along with a little sugar. They are all drinking fine. It has been three weeks. No change. No worms. No recent food change, and no odd scraps.

    Maybe she's just poopy? What am I overlooking?
     
  2. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Suzannah

    Suzannah Out Of The Brooder

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    I did look at the poo chart. She is, I guess, in the range of normal, but she has poo all down her backside, and that is "new" (three weeks, so not really new). The others don't have it. When I got two of them, they both had the same thing for a couple days, but I attributed that to stress.
     
  4. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some breeds are more prone to poo bums (BR) If you search posts - some have trimmed a bit of the fluff to help with the problem. I hope that is all that is the issue with her - just keep an eye. If she seems normal otherwise - poo happens.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If it is worms, you might not see worms in the poo.
     
  6. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my four hens has this issue too. It has been going on for quite a while now. I should mention that she has just completed a molt. Is your hen moulting?

    I know molting cause a lot of hormonal changes and am hoping that is what my hens problem is. She appears to be eating fine and looks healthy otherwise. I have had a fecal done to check for worms and it came back negative.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    One thing I would definitely do is stop the sugar in their water. Sugar can contribute to diarrhea, both in chickens and in humans.
     
  8. Suzannah

    Suzannah Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I only did that for a couple days to encourage them to drink in the very, very cold weather we had. Now they just have plain.
     

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