Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by callumandrose, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. callumandrose

    callumandrose Just Hatched

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    Hello kind folk!

    We collected our first ex battery hens yesterday. They seem ok, eating and drinking and exploring. We even got an egg this morning!

    One thing I am worried about is there poop/ discharge. It's wet, appears clear at first but turns a milky white.. see photo.

    Can anyone advise on what may be causing this?

    Might it be down to stress? It's probably been a scary 48 hours for them!

    Many thanks,
    Callum and Rose[​IMG]
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    If you changed them from a cage to the yard and they get to eat some grass etc all at one time----it would probably upset their stomach.
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    It could be from stress, since you just got them. They have had a big change in their life. Make a source of grit (crushed granite) available free choice, as well as their normal feed and oyster shell free choice. Let them get acclimated.

    If it continues, then you will need to investigate further - taking a fecal sample to your vet for testing would be your next step.

    Keep us posted.
     
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  4. callumandrose

    callumandrose Just Hatched

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    Thank you for your help!

    They're fine now and laying some nice solid poops! And even a few eggs :)

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  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm glad to hear they are improving!
     
  6. ScottishKate

    ScottishKate Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi :) it's lots of fun rescuing hens. Last year I got My first 10 who were caged ex battery and are lovely. I actually bathed one on Sunday and blow dried her she loved it and held her wings up for me :) good luck and enjoy
     

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