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Hen has poop problems

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by country guy, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. country guy

    country guy New Egg

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    My hen is pooping out whole corn kernels, can someone help?
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock!

    That's because chickens can't digest whole corn kernels entirely. The seed coat is too strong and the gizzard and the cecal can't digest it. That's why cracked corn is better for animals that don't have teeth to chew.
     
  3. country guy

    country guy New Egg

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    She was digesting whole corn just fine until she got sick with crop bound. I got her food to go down but now the corn she's eating is not being digested like normal. I been giving her grits for acouple days now so hope that wil help.
     
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  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could help.
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC- glad that you have joined us. Proprietary chicken feed is probably the best thing to give you flock I'd suggest.

    Good luck

    CT
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Whole kernel corn can have the same effect on humans. The corn she ate before may have caused crop issues. Corn fattens poultry but is not nutritional - just cheap which is why so many people use it.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    If you haven't already, I'd stop giving whole corn to her. Stick with a nutritionally balanced feed and no treats, at least until her poop returns to normal.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    I agree with the advice above.
     

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