Runny, poopy butt.....worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TGreenhut, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My year old splash silkie has had a poopy butt for quite a long while now. I give her baths relatively often so she will keep clean, but immediately after the bath she has a poopy butt again because it is CONSTANTLY running. I thought this could be because of worms but I treated them for worms in the summer (May or June I believe) so I dont know what it could be.
     
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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Silkies don't roost, yes? I don't have any of them so I don't know. I do have a few hens that won't roost, though. They have chronically poopy butts as a result. They sleep at night on the floor of the coop and poop where they lay. Consequently, the poop ends up all over their butts, especially the mushy cecal poops. It's yucky!

    Here's a link to the poop page to show you the wide variation of what is considered normal in chicken waste.
    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
    http://happyhenhouse.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=poop&action=display&thread=7588#

    If you still fear your bird has a GI issue then I would treat her with some probiotics (yogurt is the easiest way to get some good healthful fauna growing). It can't hurt and may help in some small way. I also would add some ACV to the water to encourage the proper pH range of the GI system.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
     
  3. TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, and yes they do not roost.
     

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