Help! My beloved Polish bantam Hen has diarrhea.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dulcijean, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Dulcijean

    Dulcijean Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help if you can. I'm a new back yard chicken owner. I have four beautiful Polish bantams that are sweeter than kittens. My problem is that one of them has had brown runny diarrea for a month. She acts healthy, eats well, and lays nice eggs. I'm giving her water with cayanne pepper, on the suggestion of another chicken owner, that doesn't seem to be working. I would be so grateful for any suggestions.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2008
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow....this going on for a month? I don't know, but hope someone comes along that can help you.....
     
  3. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
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    Put 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in gallon of water. I heard it on here and it has fixed my chickens in a matter of three days. Try it before you panic. I noticed improvement really fast. Good luck!
     
  4. Dulcijean

    Dulcijean Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so I have two, 1 quart waterers in which I put two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in each today. I said a few Hail Mary's and am hoping for a solid dropping. Funny the things that I hope for these days. Anyway, I was also told that I need to get Ivomec to deworm my hens every 3-4 months.
     
  5. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My polish girl just went through that for a week. I gave her cooked oatmeal and that helped, she's fine now. Good luck!
     
  6. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also try plain organic yogurt. I think chopped hard boiled egg helps also.
     
  7. Dulcijean

    Dulcijean Out Of The Brooder

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    Plain oatmeal, or did you make it fancy? My girls tangle in my feet when I walk worse than my cats already. I'll cook up some quaker old fashioned, 5 minute, oatmeal for us all tomorrow.
     
  8. Dulcijean

    Dulcijean Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm afraid organic yogurt will be a bad combo with the apple cider vinegar. I'll try the yogurt in four days if the other stuff doesn't work. Thanks!
     
  9. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    answer:
    all of the above [​IMG]
    cook your oatmeal in water (not milk) with nothing else in it (mix in JUST enough through the feed to make it all clump together)
    .... offer the live culture yogurt free choice
    ... the acv in the waterer
    ... use the spot-on method to apply the ivomec Eprinex (on the back of the neck)
     
  10. Dulcijean

    Dulcijean Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told to give each free ranging bird 4-5 drops of Ivomec injectable orally. Is this right. I am so psyched to have advice! Thank you.
     

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