Funny looking stool and making odd noises, what should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TenderLemon103, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. TenderLemon103

    TenderLemon103 Just Hatched

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    I have 9 girls they are only 14 weeks old and I don't know which ones are having these issues or making the noise. I've been trying to find out but anyways I've been finding an almost black diarrhea in the coop. Is this something I should be really concerned about? Also today this is the first time I've heard it but I heard a funny noise coming from one of them by time I went over it stopped so I don't know who it was. It sounded kind of cough like but not really or I don't know maybe a noise someone or something would make if they were trying to clear their throat. What should I do about all of this? And should I be really worried?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I personally never judge my birds poop, it can change in color and consistency due to diet and water consumption. Chickens can make all kinds of vocalizations. They sometimes do a sneeze cough sound if something is blocking their airway. I don't worry about it unless they are acting unwell.
     
  3. TenderLemon103

    TenderLemon103 Just Hatched

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    Okay so I shouldn't be worried about any of this unless they start acting unusual? Which they've been acting fine and like they always do.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I go by behaviors. A sick chicken will always act sick first, things like being listless, and doesn't eat. If they act fine I don't worry. If someone is acting off than I look for secondary things like how they are breathing or if their poop is off. The other way will drive you crazy.
     
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  5. TenderLemon103

    TenderLemon103 Just Hatched

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    Okay so then I'm just worrying myself because they are all acting great as always.
     

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