Is Diahrrhea normal after moving?

amijab

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I thought I already posted this question but now I can't find it. So, I moved 17 chickens yesterday and one is having diarrhea. Should I get rid of it? Or is this normal. I need to get rid of atleast 5 anyway because the coop is too small for 17. thanks.
 

flgardengirl

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You don't have to get rid of the chicken. It is probably upset because of the move if it did not have it before. However, you should probably separate that chicken (put it into a dog carrier or another cage) and move it away from the others for awhile until she gets better. Make sure she is well hydrated as well. Watch the others to see if they are having any similar symptoms.

Another thing is, has the water changed at the new place? If you move to a different city or are on a different water source like a well or move from well to city water that could possible upset their digestive systems a little. I would still seperate her and watch her for awhile just to make sure though.
 

Christie Rhae

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Another thing... chickens have all kinds of poop that is still in the "normal" range. I am surprised sometimes...lol
I saw a thread here once all about chicken poop. It was great... very informative.
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It really was actually...I need to find that thread again and bookmark it. lol
 

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