Golden Comet Producing Odd Droppings, On New Feed

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  1. catsandpoultry

    catsandpoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I am relatively new to raising chickens, and very new to Backyard Chickens. I have 3 golden comet pullets. One of them, Pebble, has been producing mostly liquid, some solid droppings. I don't think she is sick, but I know watery droppings aren't good. They have 24/7 access to food and water, and it is not very hot outside. (In the sixties and seventies.) They are 15 weeks old and I have recently switched them to layer pellets. Could this be the problem? I would greatly appreciate any advice on what might be going on and how to deal with it. Thank you!
    P.S. I have looked at a lot of pictures of chicken droppings online, and all I have determined is that they are producing odd droppings. She has only done this a few times that I know of, and she seems fine otherwise. None of my other chickens have been doing this.
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would watch the pullet. Sometimes they do had wierd droppings. Doesn't always mean problems. Chickens will hide illness like all birds so just keep a close eye. If it seem lethargic or is hiding out away from other birds, that is a clue they might not be feeling great.

    Caroline
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! x2 the above.
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. catsandpoultry

    catsandpoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! Is there anything I can do (i.e. feed, treats, water) to keep her healthy?
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] maybe she is finding things to nibble on that shouldn't be eaten, plants, leaves, berries
     
  9. catsandpoultry

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    Ok! Is it ok to occasionally give them treats like grass, strawberry tops, etc?
     

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