Help! What the heck is this poo?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kv1211, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. kv1211

    kv1211 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got home a couple hours ago and did some brooder cleaning for my 1 week old chicks, so I put them in another box. While I was cleaning, I noticed that one of the chicks in the box I moved them into, took a dump and it was yellow and foamy and different from the rest of the chicks that crapped. I put them back in the brooder and 30 minutes later I checked up on them again and I saw the foamy crap in the brooder. It had no blood in it and I smelt it up close [​IMG] and it smelt pretty bad. I was wondering why this is happening and is it normal. If it isn't how should I treat it.

    edit: My chicks diet in order were: Mashed up uncooked rice grains for 4-5 days w/ water, Then 24/7 chick starter feed 5-9 days old w/ water (present)
     
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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I believe that all chicken poo would smell pretty bad [​IMG] But as for the foamy poo...I have seen this in mine before and they were all just fine. I know there is a poo thread somewhere with pictures to show normal poo and not so normal poo. I will try to find that link for you.
     
  3. CluckCluck18

    CluckCluck18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it might be worms, but I'm new at this stuff and not totally sure. Wait till one of the experts weighs in. [​IMG]
     
  4. krissteff

    krissteff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an iphone app called "ichicken" and there's a picture of yellow foamy pooh called "cecal" droppings. It says these pouches empty on a regular basis and says it looks and smells nasty but is an indication that your hen is healthy.

    Without a picture, I can only compare based on your description. I'm no expert, though. Just referring to a chicky poo poo chart!
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    The foamy one says it is expelled every 8 to 10 droppings. Says its normal...if that is what yours looks like. It's at the bottom of the "normal" pictures.
     
  6. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    My chicks have that type of poop too. Foamy, yellow, sick poop is normal for a chickadee. [​IMG]
     
  7. kv1211

    kv1211 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's sort of like this. [​IMG]
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Yup that is normal [​IMG] I would try laying off the rice though for a while and just feed them reg feed or maybe throw some grass in there for them They would LOVE that. Or even a worm and watch them fight over it [​IMG]
     
  9. kv1211

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    Oh thanks:D I feel so relieved because I thought it was coccus but I figured it wasn't because the poo wasn't bloody
     

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