Loose droppings/diarrhea???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Donna Lynn, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Donna Lynn

    Donna Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my RIR's has very loose reddish-brown droppings. Yesterday while free ranging in my back yard her dropping was clear and watery with a few grains in it. She isn't acting sick. She isn't egg-bound that I can tell. I can't find lice or mites on any of them. I haven't changed their diet of layer feed, sometimes cooked oatmeal with raisins on cold mornings, sometimes peas & a little corn mixed (unthawed and warmed up with warm water). They eat the occasional mealworms and crickets. Should I be worried?
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    It sounds like normal droppings. Sometimes if they drink a large amount of water, their stool will be really runny and watery for a little while.

    If you see any blood in the stool, treat her for cocci.
  3. Donna Lynn

    Donna Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you! I'm keeping an eye on her, my other two seem fine. But I want to make sure I take care of any problems before they get big!

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