Hen with thick yellow poop


10 Years
Jan 29, 2009
One of my BA hens Petunia, has been acting lethargic for a couple days. Her poop is thick and yellowish . She is eating and drinking but not running around with the flock who free range during the day, just resting in the sun and keeping to herself a bit. She is about 1yr 3 mos old. I just started with chickens last year so haven't had much experience with illnesses as yet. Any advice from you more experienced folks would be appreciated.
Try giving that hen some yogurt. It saved one of my 2-wk-old Silky who was feeling lethargic and shedding intestinal lining. I went to that same website as the previous replier suggested. Lately that same chicken has been feeling lethargic and panting a lot so I took a precautionary measure and gave it some Aureomycin. She is feeling a little better today. I want to raise them without antibiotics but I'd rather not watch them pass away before my eyes.
I prefer to use the wet mash probiotic that includes chicken feed, yoguart and milk with applesauce
because chickens will eat the yoguart completely in the wet mash where as some chickens will not just eat yoguart ans it gets on their beaks, of which then they throw it away when cleaning the beaks
as you will notice if staanding too close to them eating the yoguart

So read on down where I give the recipe

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Registered: 09/02/2008
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View My BYC Page Re: yellowish slimy pooSome times the chickens can excrete what is called Ceacal poop.

This happens every so often, but not on a continual basis.

Here are some symptoms it MAY be.

yellow diarrhea - Colibacillosis

yellow diarrhea - Ochratozicosis

yellow diarrhea - Streptococcosis

yellow green diarrhea with large amounts of white urates - Spirochetosis

yellow greenish diarrhea - Chlamydiosis

yellowish droppings - CRD

sulphur yellow - Blackhead

greenish / yellow diarrhea - Chlamydiosis

greenish / yellow diarrhea - Cholera (acute

greenish / yellow diarrhea - Erysipelas

light yellow or yellowish green - Fowl typhoid

light yellow or yellowish green - Fowl Cholera

The envelope of what is "normal" is pretty big.

Don't read too much into the poop diagnosis. There are other symptoms that go along with these.

Glenda L Heywood replies

With all that posted here is some good help that I have found to work for the health of the chicken

you mention sluggish behavior that denotes she has a gut problem

So here is what I would do at this time to help her get to feeling better

This is for single bird and I would isolate her so you know what she is eating
if you do not have a rabbit cage you can put her in the garage in a dog carrier till she is better
I would start with the Vit E and Vit B complex with wet mash

chickens do get some upset in the gut with E.coli and then it goes to a nervous disorder
natural probiotic wet mash with Vit E and Vit B complex added immediately
basically the chicken has some nerve damage from the E.coli do this immediately
need neurolodigal vit E and Vit B complex for E.coli and the nervous disorder Also the apple cider vineager in water

(1) 2 tbsp acv per gallon of water till chickens are well and then 2 times a week for life
for one chicken use 1 tbsp of ACV
1 pint of water

(2 immediately give the chicken 1000 mg capsule of liquid Vit E by cutting the end of the capsule and taking the vit E liquid and mix in wet mash probiotic

(2-B) total amt of capsules equals the total amt of chickens fed vit's multiply amt of recipe times amt of chickens fed it and the amt of vit's times amt of chickens given them

(3 also need to crush a vit B complex pill in tabsp and add tsp of water to it
put it in the chickens wet mash after it is disolved

(3-C) then give this to the chickens twice a week for two weeks should see much improvement

after the chicken has eaten the wet mash probiotic clean wet feeder and restock dry crumble feed.

(4 Do both Vit's twice today then for 7 days till you see some improvement in the chicken

(5 today I would see if the chicken will eat a wet mash with the Vitamins E and B complex

natural probiotic wet mash
2 tbp of dry crumbles
3 tbp of milk sweet, sour or buttermilk
1 tbsp of non flavored yogurt
2 tbsp of apple sauce
put it on top so the chicken can smell and see it
mix good and put the
vit E liquid as directed in the wet mash
and crumble the Vit B complex tablet in a tabsp and add to the wet mash

(6 Do this twice a day for 7 days to see if the chicken is better
then do this once a day for another week then once a week for a while
this should give the nervous system some stability and cure the bad E.coli in the gut

(6-A) they should clean it up in 20-30 minutes

(7 you can email by PM for more information and include this info

will help them get good gut flora
also put 2 tbsp of ACV in gallon of water and keep giving them this water for a week straight
then give it 3-5 times a week for life
email me any questions

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