New chickens to my flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SMcIntyre0820, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. SMcIntyre0820

    SMcIntyre0820 Just Hatched

    Jul 22, 2016
    So I made a mistake and added a few new hens to my flock without quarantining them. I noticed one of them had a glob of dried poop on its rear. The lady I got them from had 3 chickens smooshed in a small box and I just couldnt leave them however I did not do research on introduction until i already introduced them. My biggest worry in the one hen has clear poop and the glob of poop on her rear and I dont jnow what to do about it. Im new to this and just worried about my established flock as they are already belived pets.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Clean off the glob with a soap and water bath. Trim any excess feathers. Use some plain yogurt in their food twice a week for probiotics. Chickens can have watery stools in not weather from drinking large amounts. Locally, a vet may perform a fecal float on a few fresh droppings, to look for parasites.
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