redish poo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BMD17553, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. BMD17553

    BMD17553 In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2013
    my rooster's poo is kinda a red clay mud mix color what could be wrong?? also i have a RIR hen and she is multing how long will mult take and will she be featherless at any point?

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Is your roo acting sick and how often has he done it? Chickens sometimes shed intestinal lining, which is normal, this chart has examples
    A full molt usually takes a good three plus months, most won't drop all their feathers at once, but kind of in sections (some chickens, especially frizzles, do drop a lot at once though, take a look at the BYC Worst Molting Pictures Contest).
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    If he's acting normal otherwise, its probably just shed intestinal lining. However, if he has other symptoms, like lethargy, it could be Coccidiosis.

    Molting can take less than a month, or as much as four months. Most of my birds molt in around 2 months, but some take longer.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    How old is he? Does he act fine otherwise? Its probably just shed intestinal lining; this happens to chickens ever so often. But if it is happening frequently, and/or he is lethargic, not interested in feed or water, or showing other symptoms, then its possible that he has Coccidiosis. In that case, I'd get some Corid and begin treating him.

    As for molting, the time spent molting varies depending on the bird. I've had the molting times from birds of the same age and breed vary from 1 1/2 months, to at least 4 months.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2013
  5. BMD17553

    BMD17553 In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2013
    he is 6 to 7 months old he is my profile pic but he had cold and he is kinda spazing out he goes bok bok bok and moves his head allot when he boks whats up

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