Rooster Green Droppings! w/Pictures, help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LegHorn100, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. LegHorn100

    LegHorn100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello again, I'm deeply sorry for doing another post, but I will try to come across clear with all the information I can give you to the best of my ability

    1: He is my only pet white leg horn rooster, 9 years old and weight is just above average. He is older, so he hangs by my room, or go hang out in the sun, or by my moms room, etc.

    2: For a few days now, he is giving off 99% lime-ish brite green droppings, they are not watery and its highly likely in his case its not from grass,etc.

    3: The weather around started to get cold just like what, almost 2 weeks ago? And a few days ago, the mosquitos outside were kinda bad (maybe he got something from that?)

    4: From what I can see, there doesn't seem to be any bleeding, injury, broken bones, or other sings of trauma that I know of.

    7: He is eating and drinking, but I had him isloated in my garage since yesterday morning, and hand fed him and gave him water, and is still giving off green droppings.
    I just checked on him again just almost around an hour ago at 4:00am and he started crowing, but there were still bright green droppings, now I'm very worried.

    8: His poop is the "shape" of normal with a white coating according to the Poo chart http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0 , but instead its bright, lime-ish, leaf green instead of dark green/brown-ish.

    9: The best treatment I gave him two days ago was some scambled eggs to get his protein up with just a ittle bit butermilk, I cant find his anti-biotics, I'm going to get some today.

    10: I plan on going to the feed store, with samples of his droppings in a clear baggy and see if they can determine what it is or if they can recommend me to a vet or specialist.

    Giving all that, what can be eliminated of what he might have? I think it can't be him straving and giving off green bile. It's not that he's eating forage or grass, etc. but it hit me today... it's something on the inside.
    Thanks to all who are trying to help me, It means alot to me. I really love my rooster.

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    This brown cecal poop at the bottom is not typical, and he doesn't give them off too often, 90% of his droppings are like the pics above, bright green.
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  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    He could have liver failure due to old age....but those droppings don't look that bad to me. I've had birds to have the occasional bout of green droppings...which I promptly ignore if they are otherwise acting well.
     
  3. arockkid

    arockkid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's freeranging, maybe he's just eating something different?
    In the am, mine poo sand and chicken feed, and then by afternoon, it is dark or green after eating dirt or grass.
    I don't think I'd be worried.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I agree that it looks fairly normal- you could worm him just to eliminate that possibility, and you could give him a great bit boost by mixing his feed 1/2 and 1/2 with baby parrot formula from the pet store. That would recharge the beneficial bacteria in his gut, and it tastes great, so he'll eat lots.

    Since he's giving no other symptoms and isn't showing any signs of an infection, I would avoid giving him antibiotics. They can kill off all of the beneficial bacteria in his gut, and as an old guy, that might push him into an unhealthy state.

    Good luck!
     
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  5. LegHorn100

    LegHorn100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for trying to help me, I went to the feed store, the chicken expert mike wasn't there today..
    he'll be there tomrrow, but I did get some anti-biotics and a girl helped me out, I told her that he has been isolated and yet he is still giving off bright green droppings, and she said it could be worms and sold me some Wazine 17.
    Reading the instuctions but not telling me how much to give to one rooster, kinda confused for how long and how much I should give Wazine 17 to my rooster, its a 16 FL OZ bottle.
    Have you guys ever used it before? How much do you usually give it to one rooster for?
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I see no evidence, by these droppings, that he has a parasite difficulty. Nor would I try to correct it chemically if I did....so I have nothing for you on the dosage.
     
  7. LegHorn100

    LegHorn100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I did the unthinkable... I picked up one of his droppings by hand without gloves, and I squished and rolled in between mine fingers to get a better understanding of the composition of whats inside.

    When I did, with my glasses on, his poo came apart and very close I looked and I can see soft, little tiny bright green sqaures thats makng up the bright green part of his droppings.

    Anyone ever experienced this before?
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    That poop looks pretty normal to me and the rate at which you say you saw the cecal poops also sounds normal. I have seen green droppings like that from people who have raised their birds on some brand of organic pellets that had lots of alf alfa in it.
     
  9. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I feed my Macaw peas or green beans his poops are bright lime green. Has your rooster eaten anything like that lately?[​IMG]
     
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  10. LegHorn100

    LegHorn100 Out Of The Brooder

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    lorain's fids :

    When I feed my Macaw peas or green beans his poops are bright lime green. Has your rooster eaten anything like that lately?[​IMG]

    No, just the same old, same old, and thats why I'm worried. It just appeared out of the blue a few days ago, it was such a change for me, I always noticed any little thing out of place with him.
    The makeup of this bright green poop is quite odd, when taken apart, if you look extremely careful with glasses on or something else to magnify with, you can see these very, very, very small green square-ish stuff making up the green poop.
    Its just odd for me, giving him things like tomatoes, bread, seeds, and for it to come out like that..​
     

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