Pale yellow frothy/bubbly poop...help!

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  1. sassybirds

    sassybirds Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken has recently began having yellow frothy poop. Appetite and activity level is normal, but she has had these poops for about a week now. I have tried worming with rooster booster triple action wormer- stuck a couple pellets down her throat just in case. I have also given probiotics in water and AVC. Any suggestions as to what's going on here? Thanks!!
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Frothy/foamy poop according to my vet is an indication of a protozal infection, so I would suspect coccidiosis or blackhead, both can look the same, but treatments are different.

    Coccidiosis - Corid or Amprol (amprolium) - for dosing read this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing
    Blackhead - metronidazole (Fish-Zole, Meditrich, Flagyl or API General Cure), no less that 30mg/kg once a day for five days.


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  3. Eggcessive

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    How old is she? Is the stool yellow-brown or bright yellow? I'm not familiar with how well that wormer is, but Safe-guard liquid goat wormer and Valbazen are very good wormers. Does she have other symptoms such as lethargy (or sleepiness,) poor appetite, fluffing up, and ruffled feathers which may be symptoms of coccidiosis? Treatment is Corid (amprollium.) A bright yellow dropping could be blackhead or E.Coli infection.

    Oops, Kathy I was writing as you posted.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of her poop?

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  5. sassybirds

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    She seems to be totally fine. I have not noticed any of the symptoms you have mentioned Eggcessive. Her bottom feathers are slightly soiled and clumped together. The poop is more of a bright yellow, more like mustard than brown yellow like a caecal poop can be. I'll try to get a poop pic later when I close the girls up for the night. Might have to wait til tomorrow though, depending on my luck lol.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Another thing... does all of her poop look the same?

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    Oh, I forgot. She is about 7 months old. STILL has yet to start laying, although I have seen roosters breed with her and her comb and face is very red. After looking further into blackhead, I think this is the most likely culprit, though they don't free range very often. Only a couple times a week. They are on dirt though. Which is the best metronidazole medication to use? Do I need to treat the whole flock? The Rooster Booster Triple Action Wormer that I use is supposed to treat cecal worms, though it's in a pelleted form and I'm unsure as to how much each chicken may be getting. I have a mixed flock of about 10. I know I need to treat with metronidazole first and then worm. Is the ground contaminated now??? Is there anything I can do to prevent reinfection? Thanks guys!! :)
     
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    I am not sure...since my flock is mixed it's hard to tell if it's consistent or not, or even if it's only one chicken. I think I will close up some of the chickens in separate nest boxes so I can play Poop Inspector in the morning.
     
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    This is not an actual pic of her poop, but one that I found on the internet. Looks pretty much identical to what I have been seeing :/[​IMG]
     
  10. Eggcessive

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