New Member from NW Indiana, also new chicken owner have a chicken with an oil slick butt

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by charmchick, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. charmchick

    charmchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excited to meet new friends with similar interests I'm loving being a chicken owner how it all started is a story for another blog lol I originally started with 6 chickens and was under the impression i purchased 6 females but that wasn't the case I ended up with 4 males and 2 females very disappointing. Regardless the 2 hens I still have are beautiful Brahmas and are approximately 7 months old and are still trying to figure out the proper schedule to lay eggs we have gotten some double yoke's some missed days and some regular days but my issue is one of my hens "Paco" has what looks like an oil slick? I guess it could be diarrhea but it has been on going for over a month i have them in a fairly large pen with a hutch (summer/starter) I am building a bigger one for them. The girls sleep on top of it but do go in to lay eggs in the nesting box they free range when we are home, the inside of the hutch is a coated wire bottom so I am not sure if maybe its uncomfortable or what, they have been in my garden and love tomatoes but she had her Poppy before she got into the tomatoes Does any one have any similar problems her poop is black and white? Thank you in advance:)
     
  2. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry i don't kknow but im sure someone will come along soon that does.glad you joined us :)
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't have chickens so I don't have any advice for you but [​IMG]
     
  4. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from NY
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan - try posting your question in the Injuries and Diseases section of the Forum. Good luck!
     
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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, charmchick, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! I second what 1muttsfan advised. Best of luck to you!
     
  8. Pearce Pastures

    Pearce Pastures Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome fellow NWI resident!!

    I have two thoughts on your scouring bird.

    The first is coccidia overload---there are medicated feeds that can help to prevent this parasitic protozoa from getting out of hand but once they are having a problem, you might do well to go to your farm store for a more potent treatment.

    The second thought I have is the tomato plants---they are a part of the nightshade family and though the chickens might not go to town on the leaves, it could be a reaction to ingesting some.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California! x3 1muttsfan
     

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