intestinal problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Egghead Jr, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Egghead Jr

    Egghead Jr Out Of The Brooder

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    so i think my favorite chicken has some sort of intestinal problem...is there anything out there that i can use to "flush" out her entire digestive track...just as a precaution really...don't want to lose her [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Why do you think your chicken has intestinal problems? Have they gotten into spoiled food or poison?

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  3. Egghead Jr

    Egghead Jr Out Of The Brooder

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    well recently her poop has smelled awful and it looks completely different than it use too and there is a horrifying odor coming from her beak so just wondering really...she acts fine and eats and drinks well...and by the way she got into the cat food right before this happened...really i just wonder if i could give her somethin to clean her out and get all the bad stuff out
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Chicken poop varies a lot. Could be normal cecal poop. Loose smelly poop. I'll attach a link for you.

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    The odor from her beak hmmm......there's a few possibilities(maybe sour crop), but I'm not experienced enough with the diseases to help much. I can attach a couple disease links, but if she acts, eats, and drinks fine I'm inclined to think it's not serious.

    http://www.colchesterpoultryclub.com/health.htm

    http://www.welphatchery.com/poultry_health.asp

    The cat food is not a problem. Mine get cat food daily.

    You could try organic apple cider vinegar in the water, or bread soaked in olive oil to move things along. Good luck

    You asked for something to flush her. Here you go, but be careful, don't want to hurt her. I copied this from Mississippi State University.

    LAXATIVE SOLUTIONS

    The following solutions or mixtures are recommended to flush the digestive system of toxic substances, most notably for treating birds exposed to botulism toxins.

    Molasses Solution

    Add one pint of molasses to 5 gallons of water

    Offer the drinking solution free-choice to the affected birds for about four hours. Treat severely affected birds individually if they cannot drink. Return the birds to regular water after the treatment period.

    As a supportive treatment for symptoms resulting from Cryptosporidia infection, often referred to as coronaviral enteritis, use:

    One quart molasses in 20 gallons of water

    Offer this solution free-choice for a period of up to 7-10 days. It is assumed that the molasses replaces certain minerals lost from diarrhea during the course of the infection.

    Epsom Salt Solution

    1 lb Epsom Salt per 15 lb feed
    -or-
    1 lb Epsom Salt per 5 gallons water for 1 day

    Give the epson salt feed mixture as the sole feed source for a one day period. This feed can be used only if the birds are eating. If the birds are not eating, use the water solution. If the birds are unable to eat or drink by themselves, use individual treatment with:

    1 teaspoon of Epsom Salt in 1 fl oz water

    Place the solution in the crop of the affected bird. This same amount of solution will treat 5-8 quail or one chicken.

    Castor Oil Therapy

    Dose individual birds with .5 oz castor oil.

    Imp
     
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank-you for posting this. I copied it all and will add it to my little book of chicken wisdom that I keep with my chicken-ey first aid kit.[​IMG]
     

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