Gross poo, but not sure what to do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annep, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at the pics of the different kinds of poo, and it's for sure not normal. Not sure which hen is doing it either. I dont even know where to start to treat something that I have no idea what the cause is. Should I throw them all on antibiotics? Should I deworm? Any help? The poo was super watery, white, and had little solid bits in it. But, it's alot! Was going to attatch the pic from the link, but I cannot figure out how to do it. I dont have a camera, so I cant take a pic...
     
  2. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe if you go to the site that the pic is on, copy the URL and paste it here. Then we can follow the link ourselves to see it and better help you figure it out.
     
  3. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0


    It's
    the white one under abnormal poos, right above where it says "The hen who produced this specimen was about 25 weeks old. She went off her food and ate so little she became underweight. She held her tail down and was tired. She may have had worms and/or egg peritonitis.
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    But, all my hens are acting normal..Laying, eating, drinking, etc. We live in Colorado, and right now, the sun is shining, and it's beautiful! So, no clue...The poo is mostly white in color, and really watery..Thanks guys!
     
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  4. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ill have to figure out how to post a pic..Everything I try doesn't work...Thanks though...
     
  6. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok I see it. I think that maybe it's right and your girl might have worms. If she's acting normal, then I doubt it's an illness or an egg issue. Maybe just to be cautionary, you could treat the whole flock for worms. It won't hurt them any if you do.
     
  7. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never really read any worm threads, so can you suggest a dewormer? And, there is a period where we dont eat the eggs, right?
     
  8. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard of many people using ivermectin. I think it can be mixed in their water but I'd double check that first LoL

    And I believe you're supposed to wait 2 weeks before eating the eggs. I THINK it's 2 weeks. Maybe 10 days.
     

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