Runny black poo all over her bottom feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by afj6710, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, my BOs just have issues! [​IMG] I have one pitiful little pullet - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=8189125#p8189125 - and one that seems healthy. But, I was just out there and the "healthy" one has runny black poop all over her bottom feathers! [​IMG]

    I don't have a clue about this stuff. I know I should but I just don't. [​IMG] my kids are high maintenance enough right now.

    Do I need to freak out or just add some ACV to her water?
     
  2. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, ella1989, I see that you just posted pretty much the same thing. Maybe this will get answers for both of us!
     
  3. KiwiSasquatch

    KiwiSasquatch New Egg

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    We are experiencing same symptoms with one of ours as well - here are two sites that identify diseases, though I'm waiting on a friend's phone call to confirm that it is indeed Staphylococcus as I suspect. Treatment provides several options however, and main problem I see, if she isn't eating/drinking won't administering meds to her via food/water be problematic? Search University of Florida Extension - Common Poultry Diseases to find the charts I refer to, as brand new member I am not allowed to post urls it seems.

    Here's hoping we cure our sick birds.
     
  4. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. KiwiSasquatch

    KiwiSasquatch New Egg

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    Indeed it is, cheers for that Leslieb118 - do have particular recommendations for which treatment approach to try for Staphylococcus?
     

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