1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    My rooster had frostbite which seems to be healing nicely. But, now I see that he has really runny gooey green poo. It looks watery.

    His diet is varied feed and household stuff, but varied enough that I can't pinpoint anything that would start this. Is it something that could come and go? It has been going on for several days now.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Runny green poo indicates nutrients not being absorbed.

    Can you have a vet do a fecal float to test for parasites?
     
  3. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I don't think I would take him to a vet. What types of parasites do chickens get? And if he has them would the hens get them?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    There are several different parasites chickens get, and yes your whole flock can get them.

    There are several worms that are hosted in other bugs that chickens eat, some parasites are passed along through feces from bird to bird.
     
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    OK Parasites, worms and the whole flock can get them. What are the treatment recommendations?? De-worming?

    From what I have read on here, DE and dewormer in their water?
     
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    Splash_Guard Set Free

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    I used Wazine in water one time when they were 4 months of age for roundworms, now I use food grade DE @ 2% in feed.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure runny green poo indicates he is not consuming enough feed. Sounds like bile passing with urates, which is not good. Can you separate him to ensure he is eating enough on his own or to try and convince him to take feed in?
     
  8. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    DH is going out to get DE today although our local feed store swears there is no such thing as food grade DE. How much should I be trying to make certain it is food grade??

    Why would he not be eating? There are 11 chickens ten hens and him. He is careful to let the girls eat first, but he certainly seems to get his fair share.....

    Should I isolate him anyway?? The ladies seem fine and their poo all looks normal and healthy.
     

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