Rhode island red Poop on butt HELP ASAP

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TKv333, May 18, 2012.

  1. TKv333

    TKv333 Hatching

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    so recently i have notice one of my Rhode island reds has had problem walking and has lost some weight, but it seems to be eating and drinking water just normally. my parents say to watch it because they think it may have a disease what should i do please help.
     
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  2. questions543

    questions543 Songster

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    well I don't have this breed and it MIGHT be a disease if I were you I'd separate it from the rest of the flock (If it's easy) intil you know whats wrong.
    Has the loss of weight been fairly quick?
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Have you dewormed your chickens?
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    You will get a better responses to your question if you post in the Injuries and Diseases section of the forum - good luck with your sick bird
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. TKv333

    TKv333 Hatching

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    i alreaady posted in injuries and diseases no luck
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. If the only sign is weight loss, I would first worm and then put some vitamins and electrolytes in their water for an added boost. What are you feeding? You may even up the protein level for awhile. :thumbsup
     

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