New chicken with issues

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickmom137, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. chickmom137

    chickmom137 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought a 5mth old Splash Orphington this past weekend with a few other chicks and noticed that she has very watery stool - not trying to be too graphic - to begin with there was very little substance and lots of clear fluid. I removed her from the others and have been trying to remedy her issue through various suggestions I've seen online. I added some Epsom salt to her food, tried a little cider vinegar to her water, and then changed the water and added only Pig Swig, which is a wormer (our local feed store had this). Her stool is a little more solid, but still seems to be watery at times. Also, I looked up pictures of what she is suppose to look like, and her crown and all the parts on the head that are suppose to be red (I need to educate myself on what everything is called) is very pale. She was like this when I bought her, but being a newbie, I didn't know if her breed just caused her to have pale parts rather than red.
    If anyone could give me some insight, I would be most appreciative. Thanks!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Have a look at this thread: Clear, Watery Stool? It could be worms that is bothering her. It wouldn't hurt to deworm your chickens even if there's no evidence of worms. Deworming twice a year is recommended and I heard Valbazen is an excellent dewormer. Apple Cider Vinegar is very good for chickens, so keep it up. It helps with worms and gives chickens a nice health boost. Give it to her for a week in her drink water, then wait 3-4 weeks, give it for a week and so on. If her comb and wattles are pale/pink it's probably because she's not laying yet. When a hen is actively laying her comb and wattles will turn a nice bright red.
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome again! I 2x what sumi advised! Good luck to you!
     
  4. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x3 on sumi's advice. good luck to you :)
     
  5. chickmom137

    chickmom137 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I cannot go through one of my chicks dying again so soon if I can help it. Thanks again!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    We're here to help each other [​IMG]
     
  7. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!!![​IMG]
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Maybe a pic would help, so the folks here can ease your worrys if everything looks normal with the comb and wattles or not. :thumbsup
     

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