My hen has lose stools

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Parkerchick, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Parkerchick

    Parkerchick New Egg

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    Please help...I am at my wits ends. I lost 2 hens last week and I have another hen that is acting fine but has loose stools. I am a naturalist so I don't use meds to worm. I got them 3 weeks ago and all had normal stools. So this has developed recently. I feed the Layena and scratch and of course table scraps. Yesterday I gave them a natural priobiotic remedy of yogurt, scrambled egg, molasses, and garlic. I gave them pumpkin the day before. Today I ground some fresh coconut. I reluctantly added an antibiotic to their water supply as a preventative.
    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it could be or what else I should do?
    Thank you!
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    What were the symptoms the other girls had before they died? Is there a reason you suspect worms? Have you checked for mites or lice??? Have you segregated this girl from the rest of the flock?
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Molasses is used as a laxative in chickens. Stop all the scraps, yogurt, molasses, garlic, scrambled egg, coconut, scratch, pumpkin, and antibiotic. Only feed them the Layena.
    http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html
    Scroll down to "LAXATIVE SOLUTIONS."
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011

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