Green poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by enmim, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. enmim

    enmim Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Americana rooster with large loose bright green poops, I have noticed it for about four days now, does anyone know what could be causing this and how alarmed I should be? There are about 25 birds in the flock and he is the only one that seems affected. Other than green poop he seems fine as do all the other birds. It has been raining lately, but our feed is dry and like I say, he is the only bird displaying this.
    A little help please....
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Green poo is usually a sign that he is not eating properly. I would seperate him, and watch for a few days. Make sure he is eating and drinking properly. Could be the first sign he is not feeling well.....or, could be he is just not getting to the feeders due to thers being slightly aggressive. Seperate, feed, water, and watch.
     
  3. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He may either be missing something in his diet, or he may be getting too much, or he may be eating something he should not be eating. [​IMG]

    Try doing what justasnack suggested.

    Keep us posted. [​IMG]
     
  4. enmim

    enmim Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the suggestions, we will separate him and keep an eye out. My husband is afraid he has a disease and he would have to cull him, so this advice really helps. Could this be caused by too much scratch or from eating layer feed?
     
  5. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Has he been free-roaming? Could it be from eating grasses and other vegetation? I no expert but I thought that might be the cause when I notice it from my rooster.
     

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