Runny Poops!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by teira, Jan 21, 2019.

Tags:
  1. teira

    teira Chirping

    77
    99
    86
    May 15, 2018
    Pennsylvania
    Hello, one of my chickens has had really runny poops for awhile and only recently striked concern since it's been happening so much and her bum fluff is starting to become poopy, she seems 100% fine, she eats and drinks and preens like any other chicken and shes got a big personality and is very hyper. I'm just curious as to what people think could be the cause, her poops aren't ALWAYS runny however, she does have occasional solid poops. Does this look normal? I'm worried about possible kidney damage because of how watery it is.
    IMG_20190121_213656_173.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

    3,588
    7,012
    541
    Jun 14, 2017
    Central PA
    No, it really doesn't look normal. And chickens are very good at hiding when they feel ill. If you can examine her crop, please do.

    If she were mine, I would give electrolytes and probiotics. (Electrolytes can help with the dehydration resulting from diarrhea and probiotics will hopefully help balance out her gut fauna until they're working to properly digest again.) Both can be bought at your local farm store; electrolytes can also be made at home (1 pinch salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp sweetner [honey, corn syrup, sugar] and two qts water.)

    Good luck with your hen.
     
  3. teira

    teira Chirping

    77
    99
    86
    May 15, 2018
    Pennsylvania
    Thank You!

    I gave her some electrolytes I had in my med kit her crop feels fine to my knowledge, she'd just eaten some pellets, don't have any probiotics though, I'll have to pick some up.
     
  4. teira

    teira Chirping

    77
    99
    86
    May 15, 2018
    Pennsylvania
    Here's a recent poo that's not runny but squishy, these are also common sorry about it being so graphic. She's also laying eggs like normal
    20190122_001218.jpg
     
    Notaneggspurt likes this.
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    54,709
    39,574
    1,237
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Nothing is too graphic, poop pics are a good diagnostic tool.
    What all and how exactly are you feeding?
    Is she the only bird that has funky poops?
     
  6. WindingRoad

    WindingRoad Songster

    671
    1,408
    183
    Nov 21, 2018
    Maine
    Has she been dewormed?
     
  7. teira

    teira Chirping

    77
    99
    86
    May 15, 2018
    Pennsylvania
    Yes, she is the only bird who's been having such liquidous poops, her poops are varied like any normal chicken but when she has diarrhea it's always very distinct like mashed up pellets and water. This morning she has dry normal chicken poops. She just gets a 16% protein layer pellet along with some regular old scraps like clementines, apples, lettuce ect. Last night I gave her some electrolytes and ACV, not sure if thats the cause for the normal poops today. She hasn't been dewormed before
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    54,709
    39,574
    1,237
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I'd not give her those.
    Just keep them on chicken feed and pain water for a week...see if things firm up.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: