Runny poo on hens rear

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Patti G, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Patti G

    Patti G In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2012
    Have a 1 year old Orpington with runny diarrhea, I noticed some on her egg yesterday and her whole rear area is covered this morning. Eating normally, no signs on any of the other 5 hens. They free range during the day and are put up at night. Never had a worm problem, and don't see anything in feces.
    Thanks so much.

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Clean her vent area, trim the feathers that catch the droppings, and put some Probios powder in her water, unless your feed already contains probiotics. You can only see large round worms in the droppings, and chickens get other kinds. A vet could run a fecal test for worms and coccidia if you collect a few fresh droppings. Valbazen 1/2 ml orally and then repeated in 10 days for each chicken is an excellent wormer. Fenbendazole (Safeguard, Panacur) is also good at 1/4 ml per pound for 5 days in a row.

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