1. Goozelle

    Goozelle New Egg

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    As a newcomer to keeping hens I was reading the poultry wiki site and came across this page which says that brown runny droppings = E-coli http://wiki.thepoultrykeeper.co.uk/index.php/Faeces

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    a couple of my hens have brown runny droppings I am really worried about the consequences especially as my wife is pregnant at the moment.

    Have you got any advice on what I should do if my hens do have E-coli?
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    are *all* their droppings brown runny, or is it just that some of them are? I ask because I'm not sure whether you know that chickens produce two kinds of poo -- regular poo, which is most of the stuff that comes out, and cecal poo, which is sort of carmel-y or melted-chocolate-like and only happens a few times per day (do not quote me on that exact number, but it is in the minority of times they poo, anyhow)

    So I am wondering whether what you're seeing may be normal cecal droppings.

    GOod luck,

    Pat
     

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