poop analysis please, pics, symptoms included

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  1. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top pic is washed out, second is edited to show proper color.
    This is from a six yr old who does this, cecals and regular poops.
    She was eating until today. Her crop is almost empty and now I feel a squishy bag like area between her legs.
    She has been an irregular layer for a while and it's been over a month since she last laid. She is an EE.

    I'm thinking IL,EYP, or ascites. IF I drain her will yellow fluids indicate IL or EYP and clear fluids indicate acsites?
    The "bag" I'm feeling isn't much bigger than old age extra jumbo eggs she was laying. She does not have penguin stance yet.
    I'd like to drain her tonight before it gets much bigger. What do you think?
    Serious advice needed and deeply appreciated!!!
     
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    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tried to drain her,got Air! Please someone, Help!!!
     
  3. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are you draining her?..... Her poop looks like she may have worms. To get ride of her worms mix de in her water. If it's not worms it could be a problem in her guts.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of her belly? Her poop looks like some of mine do when they have a bacterial infection.

    -Kathy
     
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    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just PMd you. She is fully feathered. What position do you want in the pics?
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Fully feathered is sort of hard to see (PM'd you pictures of my hen). But standing would be good.

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    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering about that too. They have all started pooping light green. Yesterday I cleaned out the coop and snack of the day was plain yogurt. This morning, everyones poop is black! Not liquid, long skinny black solid with or without gooey white caps. I took a pic of that also but of course it was frozen. I have corid and oytetracycline. Wanting to get safegaurd or valbazen, only have wazine17 right now. Called vet today, said I could bring in samples that they can send out to a lab. Only $18 each so I may check the two 6 yr olds and a roo and a hen from my 9 month olds.
    What fun to stand in the cold for a few hours trying to get a steamer from suspect birds!
     
  8. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Green poop can meen:
    1. Poisoning
    2. To much protein ( which mainly happens in the winter)
    And since you said the poops turned black that could meen...
    1. Poisoning
    2. Bacterial infection
    3. To much yogurt or treets
    I don't know if this will help but I'm pretty good at telling if a chicken is healthy by her poops. :)
     
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    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking maybe the protein. This is the first year I have ever fed a flock anything but 16% layer. Or possible bacteria bc I only give my chickens yogurt once or twice a month. Poisoning I doubt bc the ground is covered with feet of snow except their area which I keep shoveled but still snow covered. There is nothing to eat except what I bring them. Maybe I should suspect the feed and cracked corn they've been eating for the past 3 weeks. I try to keep treats minimal so they eat a balanced diet. I don't think the snow they love to eat is doing any harm.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Several of mine have access to 27% protein, so I really doubt that's it.

    -Kathy
     

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