Gray, watery feces

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Aves, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    What would cause a young 6 -8 week old pullet to have VERY watery gray feces? It is so wet that her butt and tail feathers are soaking wet. She has decent weight (little thin) and starting to be more active. I have her on vitamin water (1st time tonight) , tetracycline (started on Sunday) and Solumet (started tonight) I figured I might as hit is hard. Her appetite seems to adequate.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:I don't know if i would be dosing so much. maybe do one at a time, do you have reason to believe she has cocci? or is she showing other symptoms and thats why you have her on Tetracycline. If you could take a stool sample to your vet they can tell you if sshe has cocci. here is the poop chart look at it then post back and tell us what you think.
  3. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    I received her from a friend a few days ago. She had watery feces then, and that is why she was given to me at no charge. We weren't sure if she'd survive and I still am not sure, so I am over treating her in hopes of hitting something. The tetracycline was given based on the advice of the friend who gave me the chick, She knows more about chickens than I do. The truth is I actually haven't seen her feces on the ground, just on her butt end.

  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:Trim her feathers [the fluff] around her bottom, alot of us do that to keep things from getting messy. as far as hitting it hard thats up to you, I am just saying it's hard on the bird too. I think I would try getting some kind of probiotic into her for her gut. I just read somewhere that hot weather can give them watery poo. has it been extremely hot where you are? did you look at the poop chart?
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
  5. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    yes, I did look at the poop chart and thank you for that, The closest I would think is the kidney damage one. That may be the case since she is so young. What is a probiotic and where do I get this? FleetFarm? Will yogurt work?

    Thnaks for your help!

  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:You can get probiotics at feed store it comes in a powder. and you can use plain yogurt or buttermilk or kefir. I'm sorry to hear it could be kidneys.
  7. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Rome, GA
    Consider liver damage which could be from Mareks.
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:The heat can cause watery diarrhea. Trim feathers around her rear as Miss Lydia stated. Stop ALL treatments...feed her starter/grower feed ONLY and provide freshwater only. Visually inspect her for lice/mites.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011
  9. whoacowboy

    whoacowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    Town of Clayton
    Thank you for the pooh chart link. Very helpful.

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