Poo like water.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daring hen, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. daring hen

    daring hen Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2014
    My chicken's poo came out in a clear water like stream. I know this can't be right. I would love some advice. Thanks. :(
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If it's been hot where you live, chickens will drink a lot of water and can excrete quite abit as well.
  3. Mother-Rhodes

    Mother-Rhodes Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 22, 2013
    Western Michigan
    Dawg give this a look and see what you think... I found this and posted it under a thread I started about 3 weeks ago

    So I've started a collection... Pictures of poo...I did not compile it "Aunt Sally" did, please see the bottom for a link,


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    Picture taken by Catsmuvva

    These last three pictures have shed intestinal lining in them - quite normal, not a cause for concern.

    Coral coloured Urates


    These are frequently deposited overnight and are quite normal

    Oily and Foamy

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    The range of "Normal" is huge :shock:

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    These are produced from the caecum of the chicken and are mustard to dark brown froth. They are expelled every 8 to 10 droppings.

    Fly Maggots

    (picture curtesy of Vember)

    Flies will lay their eggs on moist chicken poo and in warm weather they will very quickly hatch into small maggots.



    Watery droppings can be produced by hens which are too hot. It can be a way for them to cool down by drinking a lot and losing some of their heat in frequent wet droppings. It can also be a sign that the hens are not eating enough too.

    Abnormal poos


    Coccidiosis produces blood in faeces.


    Above is from a chicken suffering with Clostridium perfringens.
    see: http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=17568.msg1258576#msg1258576


    The hen who produced this specimen was an older bird who became very thirsty.
    She is producing a large amount of watery urates the cause of which is unknown, but could possibly be a kidney problem.


    The hen who produced this specimen was about 25 weeks old. She went off her food and ate so little she became underweight. She held her tail down and was tired. She may have had worms and/or egg peritonitis.


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    picture taken by smiler43 picture taken by Lindeggs

    Broody Poo

    Thanks to ANHBUC for this picture

    Broody's poos are huge and very smelly !

    Sulphur yellow, foamy dropping can bea sign of Blackhead (Histamonosis) which is caused by a protozoan parasite infecting the gut. It is however rare in back yard hens !

    This picture was taken after 2 days treatment with flubenvet. The worms are probably Ascaridia galli, they don't cause much harm to the birds unless they are present in large numbers. It is not unkown for them to enter the reproductive tract from the digestive tract via the vent and be found inside an egg :shock:

    Please feel free to comment on these pictures and post any you may want to know about or think would be good to add to this album.

    « Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 12:51 by Aunt Sally »


    I listed my thread as Pictures in one spot for diseses

    mostly because I like having pictures to reference.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  4. daring hen

    daring hen Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2014
    thanks guys
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop

    mostly because I like having pictures to reference.

    FYI, that picture is not normal! I have three necropsy reports from birds that were pooping just like that and all three died from coccidiosis.


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