Loose Stools? 1 year old hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Miss Sue, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Miss Sue

    Miss Sue Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed in the last few days that my 1 year old Blue Orpington is having some loose, grainy stools; I see it when she eats grass but think it may occur at other times.

    She is molting, and looking a little raggedy, but otherwise seems okay--still has an appetite. The other hen in the small coop seems fine.

    The Orp eats layer pellets, and her stools used to look like golf balls.

    Is there a possibility she has worms? I do not see any blood in the stools, but I am a little worried about her. She's not laying, which I attribute to the molting. (The other isn't laying, either, but she is a beauty queen and can't be bothered. That's my theory---plus they needed to be in more sunlight.)

    Thanks for any advice. Should I stock up on Eprinex and Tylan?

    Susan
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  2. beaconite chicks

    beaconite chicks Taking a time out

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    Can you post pictures?
     
  3. Miss Sue

    Miss Sue Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you mean more pictures of the chicken or of the, um, chicken manure?

    Susan
     

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