HELP!!! Is my hens poop normal???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kettle chickens, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. kettle chickens

    kettle chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all not the nicest of threads but I'm worried about my hen. She has been pooping like this for 3 days it in normal I have only had them for 5 days[​IMG]
     
  2. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a helpful site on chicken poop and the different kinds:

    http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=17568.0

    has there been any other symptoms showing up on the chick? Are you absolutely sure that every poop for the last three days has been like this or just once in a while, perhaps after moments of stress, etc.?

    Hope the site helps a little bit.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm certainly no expert, but moving "home" and (likely) different feeds are likely to affect the appearance and form of their poo. I hope that the link provides the assistance you need.

    Cheers
    CT
     
  4. Chris99t

    Chris99t New Egg

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    So this is my chickens poop today. [​IMG]

    About 2 weeks ago I noticed she was being attacked and chased off by their her chickens. They are rescue chickens we've had for about 6 months. On closer inspection she was really thin and her crown is small and pale. She was covered in red mite so we treated the chickens and the hutch. She was isolated and has been so for the past 2 weeks. The remaining chickens were passed to a friend who has an allotment and has a full set up as we could no longer look after them. I now have one still under weight chuck that I need to help improve her health or she may have to be put to sleep.
     
  5. Chris99t

    Chris99t New Egg

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    [​IMG] what her crown looks like.
     
  6. kettle chickens

    kettle chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    hi this is a great help thank you, i will monitor over the next few days. i am feeding layers pellets & corn for a treat so not really any abnormal foods.
     
  7. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does this mean you have only the one chicken now? As far as I know, chickens are very sociable creatures and their pecking order might not make sense to us but keeps them healthy and happy all the same. Perhaps she is under more stress now that her flock is gone and she's all by herself? I'm not really sure in this matter though so hopefully someone with more experience can respond to this. There is the learning centre too that has some really wonderful information, perhaps there's something there to help you!

    Good luck, hope she feels better and you find the help you need!
     
  8. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like she may have worms.

    If you want assistance with your hen, please make a new thread for her. :)

    Thank you!

    MrsB
     

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