Poop problems revisited.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by barg, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    I am pretty sure there is something wrong with my chickens.
    The chicks had very bad smelling Poo's that were also loose.
    My older ones never really had this problem.

    I tried giveing rice etc and this may have helped for a short time but, since I have had my chicks in close proximity to my pullets, the pullets have developed the same problem.

    They don't act sick.
    Poo tends toward brown, not red bloody.
    Smells very, very bad.

    Since the older ones had no symptoms of this until they had contact with the younger ones, i'm left to belive that it is not dietary.

    Your thoughts

    Is there something I can treat for that may solve the problem but not cuae any harm if they dont actually have what it treats?

    Do you have an idea of what can cause this?

    I have not found a vet that I can use yet.

    Added: Please move, posted in the wrong category
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2007
  2. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Hmm, I guess this is being discussed inthis thread too
    So everyone has the incredible stink bombs, several times a day?
    I guess i'll make more rice.
    Something seems to be making it worse lately.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    You don't want to go medicating them if you don't know what the problem is. It can't be the weather since it's been so mild lately. Any vet in theory should be able to do a fecal float test to see if there any parasite eggs. Just tell them it is from your cat and hand them a teaspoon of fresh chicken poo mixed up from a few fresh piles. [​IMG] J/k.

    Dunno what else to say really other than hopefully it's just the moon or something.

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