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Odd Color Droppings and "Soft" Eggs (Pictures...sorry)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RedTailRanch6, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. RedTailRanch6

    RedTailRanch6 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I recently introduced 4 new hens (about 7 months old) who just started laying with my 5 other hens (about 9 months old). All in all, things are going well. That said, I have been noticing some odd color droppings and have had 4 soft shell eggs in the last 3 days. Due to where these were found, I believe them to be from the younger hens, though I can't way with 100% confidence. Any insights are welcome, I am a nervous chicken owner :)

    Some important details:
    • The Hens:
    • The younger girls are 3 Barred Plymouth Rocks, who look to me to be healthy, and 1 Red "Cinnamon" Sex Link, who seems a bit underweight. That said, I have never owned a Sex link so I don't know their normal size.
    • They just went through their first molt.
    • I believe I saw this color droppings once or twice before introducing them, and I did find two soft eggs.
    • The Food:
    • Organic Lay Crumbles, free choice
    • Organic Scratch, maybe two handfuls per day
    • Dried Meal Worms, about one handful per day
    • Purina Flock Block, free choice
    • Oyster shells, 1/4 cup scattered per day
    • Water, Two large dispensers always full
    • Natural Chicken Wormer, mixed in crumbles per directions
    • Random scraps, off the top of my head I can think of: Broccoli, mushrooms, cantaloupe, bananas, and bread

    The droppings:
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    One of the eggs:
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  2. RedTailRanch6

    RedTailRanch6 Out Of The Brooder

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    One note, while kept very much separate, my goats did recently just go through a bought of coccidiosis. So of course that is one of my primary concerns.
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    The guaranteed analysis tag that is supposed to come on every bag of animal feed would be nice to see.

    The poops do look coccidosisey to me. There is also a good chance that internal parasites are to blame but Coccidosis is in and of its self an internal parasite.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @RedTailRanch , what natural chicken wormer?

    -Kathy
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Chickens can't get coccidiosis from goats, but no harm in treating the chickens with something like amprolium (Corid, Amprol or AmproMed).

    -Kathy
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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