scrambled egg poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lissalischicks, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. lissalischicks

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    One of my girls have been poop what looks like scrambled egg. I was so shocked I cleaned it up and forgot to take a picture. The chicken that is laying is a barred rock and 2 years old. She has not laid an egg for about 6 months. In the past month her comb and wattle has started turning redder and bigger which made me suspect she was going to lay soon. I caught her in the nesting box today and thought she was either testing the waters or laying an egg. I found no egg but saw the scrambled egg poop. She much has laid some last night too because I saw the same poop on the below her roosting bar.

    Any ideas what this is and how to treat if it is something?????
     
  2. I suspect it is lash egg material. Your girl may have salpingitis, which is inflammation of the oviduct. I’m sorry. I think when caught early, however, it can be treated with antibiotics. Good luck.
     
  3. lissalischicks

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    :hitnot that I thought it was good news when I saw the poop... that still sucks to hear :(

    Anyone know how much antibiotics to give???
     
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    Do some reading by Googling egg yolk peritonitis, internal laying, and salpingitis. They are reproductive disorders that are very common in today’s laying hens who are kept alive past the first laying season. Cooked egg material can be passed in droppings in hens with those problems. If you see another dropping similar, post a picture.
     
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    Got a poop picture. Resized_20180407_170922_3729.jpeg

    Looked online but couldn't find a similar picture but thank goodness as I saw her poop and took the picture. Any ideas????
     
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    Just some more info if it helps. So this kind of poop has been happening for the past 2 days. I looked her over and did the dreaded sticking my finger in her butt check. She has maybe lost some weight. When I checked my finger there was very little but present yellow stringy fluid. As of right now she has tons of energy. I gave her antibiotics just in case but anyone have ideas??
     
  7. So sorry. Did not intend to stress you out. Hmmm... that does not look like typical salpingitis material, as far as I know, which is good! Not sure what tell you at this point, but I do know supportive care is always good. That means poultry vitamins with electrolytes in the water if possible, extra protein, possibly a heat source, and a calm, warm surrounding. I hope this helps.
     
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    @micstrachan you didn't stress me out. Just sort of REAAAAAALLLLY worrying ... i guess it's the same haha. I always say this but chickens, I thought chickens were easy to take care of. LOL they didn't come with a disclaimer.

    You read my mind on giving her some extra TLC and more protein. I wonder why her poop has been like that though. It's really weird!
     
  9. Yes, odd. Does look eggy to me, too. Do you offer your flock oyster shell free choice? Did she have a long, slow molt over winter? 2-years-old seems too young to stop laying completely. Continue with the supportive care. It won’t hurt and may help!
     
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