Probably A Dumb Question About Poo...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickaroo!, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...but will the heat wave we're having have any effect on it? It just seems like my chickens poo is a little runnier than ususal.
     
  2. countryatheart

    countryatheart Out Of The Brooder

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    I've noticed the same thing with my girls. [​IMG]
     
  3. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be a change in the feed?
     
  4. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, they are still eating the same feed as always.
     
  5. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think the birds drinking more water because of the heat has anything to do with it? Just a thoughtÂ…
     
  6. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That can be a sign of parasites like mites or worms.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It can also be a sign of heat stress. Mine are consuming alot more water over the last weekend of heat wave too.

    My little ducks drank and splash out 5 of the 2 gallon waterers every day.

    Just watch them and note any other changes. If their water intake has doubled their poop will be a little looser.
     
  8. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it okay to worm them with something like Wazine in this kind of heat?
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't stress them any more than the heat already is.
     
  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Worming is hard on an animal's body. Also if the animal is slightly dehydrated you can be giving a larger effective dose than you intend and with some wormers there is only a fairly thin margin between therapeutic and harmful.

    In general, it's best not to worm animals that are stressed by heat, shipping, injury, illness, etc.


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