Molting chicken with diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GardenGal, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 3 weeks ago I finally realized my chicken Dixie was molting and not dying. Just about then I noticed she had a bad case of diarrhea. Most times it's averagely runny but sometimes it jets out like water. (Sorry to be so graphic) Other than that she's doing really well, and none of the other chickens have diarrhea.

    I've been alternating between organic acv in their water and electrolytes, also they have all the yogurt they want. I've resisted putting her on antibiotics - and how in the world do give them to just one chicken? - but maybe I'd better.

    Thanks!
     
  2. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    ACV/M in water is great. You might want to look into Fermented Feed to help with the loose stools.
     
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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  4. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I love BYC :)
     

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