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My Isa Brown has Diarrhea I think. What should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CityKidChickens, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. CityKidChickens

    CityKidChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I just went out to my coop and noticed some diarrhea. I think its diarrhea because it is liquidy but still brown. I looks like it is only from one chicken please help!
     
  2. murphyfarm

    murphyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diarrhea shouldn't be a huge problem. Just make sure she is getting enough food, sometimes the poop can become watery because they aren't eating enough to make it solid.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Chickens have many types of droppings. Cecal droppings are slimy and runny, and occur with every 9th or 10th dropping. Drinking lots of water can make droppings runny. If you chickens are very young, then diarrhea or blood in droppings can be a sign of coccidiosis. How is your ISA brown acting? If she is lively, active, alert and eating well, she is probably fine. Probiotics which are found in plain yogurt and buttermilk, along with products such as Probios, are good to help in keeping the intestinal health of chickens in a good state. Use them only 2-3 times a week. Here is a link about coccidiosis and a couple about pictures of chicken droppings:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/whats-scoop-on-chicken-poop-digestive.html
    http://chat.allotment-garden.org/?topic=17568.0
     
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  4. CityKidChickens

    CityKidChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You! She is acting livelybbut I will definently give her some yogurt. Thanks again!
     

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