Pooie bottoms are they sick???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrs Chickens, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Mrs Chickens

    Mrs Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    I have 3 Orpingtons the two hens exspecially one have pooie bottoms - the worst chicken wit a pooie bum poo is green and has green water fluid around it!!! They seem well in themselfs I have given some cider vinager in there water but it has not cleared.

    There are free range, fed the best, clean water & house.

    Is the pooie bum just one of those things with Orpingtons because of there feathers or does anyone have a cure, I know having green poo is not normal!!

    Any ideas?? Please help as it looks horrible and they are such lovely cooks - soo friendly
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had this happen with one or two of my hens too. I gave mine yogurt and that seemed to clear it up. I washed my hens bums with warm water to get them clean first and them offered plain yogurt for a few days (along with their regular diet). Also, have yours ever been dewormed. Make sure this is not the source of the problem as well. If all of the hens have an issue, I would try deworming. If you don't think this is the problem, try the yogurt. Good luck.
     
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