Icky runny poops - is something wrong?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I know they don't separate poop from pee and some can look watery, but most are supposed to look firm with a white tip right?

    I have a 10 week old roo of unknown heritage who has been healthy. He just got two new girlfriends from a science lab at a university they were "sworn" to be healthy and not in need of quarantine.....

    Is my roo sick or am I overreacting to yucky poo?
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    take a couple pics (once a day they will have a brownish runny "caramel" poo and this is normal) and post...also any symptoms (if any) and describe the environmental conditions and what you are feeding him (incl treats)
  3. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I am grateful to you for answering, but have needed husband to be home to post pics. - I don't know how to get stills off of our digital camcorder onto the computer - my camera is standard film....

    He doesn't show any signs of being ill, no lethargy, color change in wattles etc.... He is unknown breed, white with yellow legs and one or two brown spots in his feathers.

    Food: medicated feed, food scraps - celery, grapes, watermelon, biscuits, a small amount of tuna was offered but he didn't eat it. They had some scratch two weeks ago but I read here not to give it to them in hot weather so I stopped it.

    I completely emptied and scrubbed out the coop and replaced all the bedding with fresh pine chips. Then I raked and hayed the run. I sanitized the feeders and the waterers. Is there anything else I can do? Am I feeding them too many fruits?

    Hopefully dh will help me post pics later today..... Thank you!
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    A lot of watery foods like fruits and/or iceberg lettuce, etc can cause watery poops...
  5. pierce652

    pierce652 In the Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    Quote:Well thats usefull information. I could never figure out why I saw these. Why does this happen?
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2008
  6. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Here is the chicken (s) they have no other symptoms so I am figuring they must be OK. It seems to be mostly the white one with the problem. Getting a pic of the poo has been nigh on impossible and makes my dh laugh with hysteria!

    his coloring looks OK to me

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