Runny Red/Brown poop. any ideas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rosco, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. rosco

    rosco Songster

    Nov 24, 2009
    Texas Panhandle
    all four laying hens are acting normal and no visual signs of abnormality. we've had them three weeks. they are about one year old on average. They are all laying one egg a day as is typical of their breeds (australorp, barred rock and EE).
    The water bowl was freezing for several hours at a time, but i've fixed that with a heated waterbowl. The bedding is straw that has been kicked off roosts onto ground. we plan to lay a bedding of chips when a truck becomes available.

    They sleep outside in a metal barn. three sleep together and one sleeps alone.

    for 1.5 days, one of them is leaving red/brown poop around the yard.

    i don't have a camera right now. i'll have it back soon though to post pictures.

    While i'm waiting, is this any easy online diagnosis?
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Do a search on here for the poop thread. It will give you all sorts of ideas.

    Also more information on how they were kept before you got them would help too.

    Good luck.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Sounds like ceceal poo to me. Check it out on the link to the poo page that Imp supplied.

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