Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MegsEggs99, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. MegsEggs99

    MegsEggs99 New Egg

    Jan 16, 2017
    I have a flock of 60 hens all between 6 months and a year. I've noticed that someone has foamy, wet, light brown poo. Is this normal??
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I agree. When I go into my coop each morning or walk around the outside, I see all kinds and colors. It's difficult to diagnose something wrong with droppings, but if you see a lethargic or sleepy chicken who is not eating or separates themselves away from the rest, that is a better way to know something is wrong. A good way to know if they need worming or treated for coccidiosis, or have an infection is to get some fresh droppings checked by your vet. Some vets may or may not do this. Many people use a schedule of twice a year to worm, and others don't ever worm their chickens. Valbazen and SafeGuard Liquid Goat wormer are good ones to use if you choose to worm them. We can give dosages here if needed. Those charts can be helpful, and if you are concerned about one dropping, you can also separate the chicken overnight, and see if there are more droppings that look odd. Foods they eat can affect droppings and color, as well as if it is a cecal poop, if they are drinking more than usual, have worms, or have some other illness.

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