loose stools?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristip, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I acquired a small flock about 6 weeks ago and in past 4 weeks have noticed that one bird has loose stools ( Mustardy looking like cecal,) but daily. Seems to act normal and is very friendly, does not shy away. Has a little mess on her bottom feathers too.
    Should I worry when there is no other symptom?
    She is about 6-9 months old
     
  2. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello kristip. This may be normal for her, especially since she has no other symptoms, or could be something in her diet. Do you feed them a lot of greens? Here is a link to the poop chart. If her poop matches the normal ones on this chart and she appears otherwise healthy I wouldn't worry. Good luck to you and your new flock. http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
     
  3. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I looked at the chart and it looks like the cecal ones, but it says they should happen once a week rather than once or twice a day. is this ok?
     
  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping someone with more chicken experience will comment. I don't want to give you bad advice. I've had my hens for a little over a year, and in that time their poop has varied quite a bit, depending on diet and how much water they drink. If your hen has no other symptoms I think she is ok but we'll see what others have to say. [​IMG]
     
  5. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks RIR Fan... anyone else have any thoughts
     
  6. misschickenlittle

    misschickenlittle REALLY wants a new title

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    Quote:Thanks for sharing that link. It helped me know that my birds are ok... I've been wondering about the white stuff!

    kristip - I hope you find out if anything else is wrong soon! I'm pretty new to the chicken thing so I have little to no advise... sorry...[​IMG]
     
  7. slangslow

    slangslow Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    Just thought id mention, on the chart under the ceacle poop pics, it actually says hens have this every 8-10 droppings. They have on average 10 droppings a day. I suppose on how much they are fed.

    I have nine hens and see these very regularly, i wouldnt worry to much if i was you.

    The poop page is great, keep an eye on their poop and keep that link. Im also comparing my girls droppings to this page.

    Hope this helps x
     
  8. mejsrd

    mejsrd Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for this link, it helped me understand that my chicken's poo is quite normal! thanks again!
     
  9. HSCMorgans

    HSCMorgans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about runny/watery green poo...? I have a young hen that is ill... her poo is dark, bright green and watery?
     
  10. williamellwood

    williamellwood New Egg

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    That poo link should be on the beginners page! Very helpful. I'm 4 weeks into having chickens and that link was great.
     

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