Hen just started laying 3 days ago now has very watery diarrhea - Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JennyPatty84, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. JennyPatty84

    JennyPatty84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone!

    I have a hen that just started laying three days ago and now she is having almost pure water consistency diarrhea. Is this normal? This is my first flock of chickens and first hen ever to lay an egg so I don't have anything to compare to! Should I be concerned about this?

    Thanks so much for your help! I appreciate it!!
     
  2. haileyeverhart

    haileyeverhart Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it hot where you are? Hens drink a lot in heat so they will poop almost straight liquid. If not, check the poop for worms.
     
  3. JennyPatty84

    JennyPatty84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply! Definitely not hot here I'm on the east coast of Canada. Today was -8 degrees celcius and it's a warm day today! Haha! I didn't notice any worms, but I can definitely have a closer look!
     

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