my chickens are getting there stools all over-wing is droopy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animalloverabh, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    help! some of my Rhode island red hens are getting droopy and huddled up, and there poo is runny and is getting all over there bums?
    one died, i have another like it? whats wrong? what do i do?

  2. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

    Need more info: age, what are you feeding, are they inside/outside, when did this start, etc.....
  3. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    they are 3-5 years old, i feed hem wheat, they also free range in grass, and get lots of vegetables and treats often. it started a few weeks back
  4. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

    If you haven't wormed these birds recently, I'd start with worming and take it from there. Worming medicines can put your birds under more stress from a nutritional standpoint. This is in addition to any anemia they may be suffering due to worms. You might want to put them on a balanced commercial chicken feed (with all it's added vitamins and minerals) until you see some health improvement. I think Wazine (piperazine) is recommended as a first wormer to deal with the wormload of roundworms. Then followup with a more broad spectrum wormer like Ivermectin to kill the rest. Dawg53 can give you some very good advice on the specifics if you care to PM him.
  5. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    0k thank you, i will go and pm him now. thank you for the info.
  6. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Oh NO NO NO NO PLEASE dont put her on hot feed Thats what big chicken producers pump there chickens full of PLEASE dont give it to her!!! I can't stress it enough!!! Ya its got lots of "good" things but they can be terrable for her! To many "good" things and it will make her stool worse!! Its NOT a good idea AT ALL... It may seem good but NEVER give her anything your great grandma couldn't remember giving hers [​IMG] ... Those were the good days when chickens were HEATHY in big food chicken factories... [​IMG] Im begging you DONT give it to her! [​IMG]
  7. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    ok,i wont feed her hot feed,so what do you suggest i do?

  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

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