Does bright greenwatery poop ALWAYS mean not eating enough?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Calichicken2015, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Calichicken2015

    Calichicken2015 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi!
    I have a question about my girl after reading endless threads about green runny poop!

    I have a bantam cochin/silkie mix... 3 1/2 years old that is not feeling well. 2 days ago I noticed that her poop became bright green and watery in the morning. Until this point..perfectly healthy and fine..eating a lot as she just went through a molt. She started to seem a little slower later that day, but still eating, drinking and doing her normal chicken things. Yesterday, she was eating less and sleepy. Took her to the vet and he prescribed Tylan 50...we also just recently moved so I was advise by a great member here on BYC to give her corid. Crop is a little slow and mushy, but guessing because she doesn't feel well.

    Egg laying is not an issue at this time, as she stopped laying eggs a year ago...no sign of even trying...shes a pet so oh well!!! [​IMG]

    SO...after all that I guess my question is can the bright green watery poop be something other than not eating enough? Everything I read says that...but her bright green water poop started before she was eating less [​IMG]

    Any input or thoughts are much appreciated!
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Eating a lot of greens in the diet can affect the color of droppings as well. Drinking a lot of water, or being o antibiotics can make them watery. Have you confined her to a crate for a day, and watched how much she is actually eating and drinking, as well as her droppings for a 24 hour period? After having so many medicines that can affect her GI tract, I would give her some plain probiotic yogurt, and even a few day's worth of poultry vitamins in her water. Some chickens with poor appetites will readily take chopped egg, tuna, or feed that has been moistened with water. Good luck.
     
  3. Calichicken2015

    Calichicken2015 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you so much for your response! She is actually an indoor girl, so I can easily monitor her eating, drinking and pooping ( never did I think I would monitor POOP until I had chickens [​IMG] The green watery poop was the first indicator something was going on...and at that time she was eating and drinking normally. That's why I was confused when everything I read about the bright green poop said its lack of food [​IMG] so guessing it is an intestinal infection why is why the vet gave tylan-50?

    She is an day 2 of the tylan and day one of the corrid. Definitely will give her some probiotics when she is done and I have her on a poultry vitamin right now since she is eating only a little. At least she is eating a drinking a little throughout the day! Sure hope the meds help..so sad to see her sick [​IMG]

    Thanks again for your help! [​IMG]
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It is actually okay to give probiotics while on the meds and antibiotics. Many reccommend not giving thiamine or Vitamin B1 during Corid treatment, but I have never seen any proof of that since thiamine is contained in the chicken feed they are eating. Has the vet ever checked her droppings for worms or cocci, or done a gram stain for bacteria? That can cut some corners, and save on medicines or unnecessary treatment. Let us know how she gets along.
     

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