1. hockeygirl56

    hockeygirl56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed over the past couple weeks that it seems like one of my girls has some diarrhea...when i clean the poop board there is normal poop but some pancake poop also. Today I went in to find some pretty watery poop by the door, so I took a sample with me to work (I'm a vet tech) and no coccidia. It's nice fall weather here so heat isn't causing it, and there hasn't been any new stress. They did just start laying a week ago...would that cause it? They're acting fine otherwise...any suggestions?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Worms is notorious for causing diarrhea.
     
  3. hockeygirl56

    hockeygirl56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know coccidia is pretty common as a parasite in chickens...I checked for all there can be at work but found nothing.
     
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  5. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watermelon gives my chickens diarrhea. Any fruit lately?
    Sometimes I give Benebac to them for a couple days to get rid of loose stools.
    Also - you could do a gram stain.
    Once we had Spiroketes from mice in the feed in our hens. Once E.Coli.
     
  6. hockeygirl56

    hockeygirl56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did give them nectarines but i feel like it was happening before that. They've been getting our leftover corn on the cob lately. I did check for spirochetes but didn't see any. Does egg laying cause stress in the beginning?
     
  7. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having same issue.
    My roo keeps having watery really smelly poop.
    He shouldn't have worms because they tested him, he was fine and he was even treated with ivermec.
    does anyone know whats going on?
    heat hasn't been to bad and hes been inside this whole time.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Good point. Every so many poos will look like diarrhea (liquid) and that is normal. They are called caecal poos (see BYC search).
     
  9. Bellurd

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    Weird. I gave mine nectarines for the first time and they started having diarrhea too. Otherwise, they look and act perfectly healthy. Coincidence or possible cause?
     

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