Pooping oddities??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 7littlebirds, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. 7littlebirds

    7littlebirds In the Brooder

    Jun 20, 2012
    My two year old hen has some pooping oddities. All of her poops are runny. Not watery, just not formed. And every morning she has bloody poop under her spot on the catching board. It has been going on for too long for it to be from Coccidiosis. She eats and drinks and begs for treats. She seems normal. Could she just be shedding intestinal lining every morning? She is on her respite from laying. Anyone have any ideas?

  2. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chirping

    Aug 26, 2012
    Boise, ID
    I'm not sure what's going on, but I would suggest that you might want to change her diet and add apple cider vinegar mixed with plain yogurt for a while until everything normalizes. Is it possible for her to be moved so that you can monitor how often it is happening, what she is eating, etc? A probiotic or digestive enzyme might help as well. Good luck!
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    A picture would be most helpful. How long have you had her, and have you added any other chickens to your flock lately that may have brought in a different strain of cocci (there are 9 that affect chickens?) Are the droppings red or is it more of a tomato-chunk orangy-red? To me, that is the color to describe intestinal lining. Blood is not normal every day, so I would try to figure out if this is coccidiosis, enteritis, or what.
  4. 7littlebirds

    7littlebirds In the Brooder

    Jun 20, 2012
    I will pick up some enzyme additive tomorrow.
    I have had her since she was a day old, along with the rest of the flock. Never added any newbies. And she has no way of having contact with other flocks. I will try and get a picture in the morning.

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