poopy butts

chicken jane1

Hatching
5 Years
Jan 28, 2014
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I have been having this problem for months now. My hens have disgusting poopy butts. They are acting fine, full of energy and doing all the normal hen things. I have treated them with apple cider vinegar (with mother) and Sulfamet with no improvement. The rooster is not effected but I did lose a hen yesterday. They free range about 70% of the time and have a staple diet of "Layer pellet". Can anyone help please
 

Chasitity

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jul 23, 2014
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Have you tried Corrid? It's an antibiotic you add to their water for diarrhea. Good luck and sorry for your loss.
 

Ol Grey Mare

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Have you tried Corrid? It's an antibiotic you add to their water for diarrhea. Good luck and sorry for your loss.

Corrid is not an antibiotic - nor is it a treatment for diarrhea - -it is a coccidistat/antiprotazoal that is for treatment of coccidia which *can* present with fecal symptoms
 

chicken jane1

Hatching
5 Years
Jan 28, 2014
5
0
7
I have been wondering if it may be vent gleet but I would think they would be quiet ill by now if that was the problem.
 

Chasitity

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jul 23, 2014
31
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Thank you for your clarification. You are indeed correct it is for protozoa NOT bacteria. I really appreciate this forum and the expertise here. I used it during a case of coccidiosis in chics and the supplier where I purchased explained that it stated cocci, so it must be an anitbacterial. I apologize if I miss led anyone and am glad to have learned something new :) In my experience with our flock I always learn something new, and it is great to have such a wonderful support system.
 

chicken jane1

Hatching
5 Years
Jan 28, 2014
5
0
7
OK I am currently treating them with Corid. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. Thank you for your suggestion.
 

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