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New Bird with diarrhoea!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BrummyChick, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. BrummyChick

    BrummyChick Hatching

    Mar 26, 2012
    Hi guys, I'm new to keeping Chickens & this is my 1st post.

    We bought 3 Chickens just over 2 weeks ago now, they have settled in very well and are more than friendly! Unfortunately one of the birds has had diarrhoea since the day we got her. I have given her probiotic drinks but this doesnt seem to of made any difference. She is a lively bird but I wonder if anyone has any ideas? I have just bought some worming Flubenvent so will try that but any help would be great :)

    She is the Black Hen in the video :)

  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008

    Poop comes in all shapes and sizes! Here is a chart (hope you're not eating your breakfast!) with a range of normal and abnormal droppings that you can compare with what your hen is producing. She certainly doesn't look sick!

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  3. BrummyChick

    BrummyChick Hatching

    Mar 26, 2012
    Thank you for that, it is a great help! None of the pictures are exactly the same but it it has made me feel better as they fit closer to normal than abnormal :)
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Worms can be a cause of diarrhea, the flubenvet will take care of them. Feeding them treats most of the time can be a cause as well, make sure their diet is layer feed and not scratch. They are good looking birds.

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