1) What type of bird , age and weight. Barred Rock; 1 yr.;7 lbs. 2)What is the bahavior exactly? excessive water consumption & passing clear, watery diarrhea with loosely formed feces of varying normal colors, and/or containing "flakes" of urea 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? 2 wks. 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? no 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. no 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. n/a 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. eating grass on range; bugs & worms; layer crumbles & pellets; drinking clean well water (tested) & from puddles on range 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. see above 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Piperazine (1 oz./gal. H20/24 hrs.) 48 hrs. ago 10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?would like to treat the bird myself 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. believe me, the poop looks as described! 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use very clean coop areas bedded in pine shavings with range access to grass/woodsy area Ok, so I've searched BYC and read up on others' encounters with watery diarrhea & excessive thirst. I suspect roundworms, but am also wondering if he's got some kind of bacterial intestinal thing going on. He has been getting top quality plain yogurt every day since I noticed his symptoms - he takes four or five bites before the hens get wind of the yogurt and move in for the kill. His appetite is good in general. The tips of his comb are dusky gray, an obvious sign that he's not feeling well. His libido is greatly decreased, which is not entirely a bad thing as it is allowing his favorite Orpington to re-grow her back feathers. Their interior spaces are kept very clean, and there are only three LF's and one banty in a 164' area - so they're not exactly overcrowded. My questions are: if he was in fact dealing with a roundworm infestation, how long following worming before I should see an improvement in his intestinal condition? And, in the case of a suspected bacterial issue, such as Salmonella, E.Coli, or some other bug, is there anything I can do for the bird beyond probiotics? Should I give him electrolytes? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!