New Bird with diarrhoea!

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

  1. BrummyChick

    BrummyChick New Egg

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    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

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    :welcome

    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!

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
     
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  3. BrummyChick

    BrummyChick New Egg

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    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

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    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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