?? Should I be concerned ?? CAUTION! Poo PICS!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farm Chic, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Farm Chic

    Farm Chic In the Brooder

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    I went out this morning to find a piece of poo that had a very light red almost pink tinge to it. It was a normal poo, brown with the white on top. Where it would have been white it was the light red color. Should I be concerned about this? I checked all over the run and coop and did not see any other poo that was that color. I have 20 birds, my list is in my signature. My birds look and act very healthy. All are eating and drinking. Just the poo thing caught my attention!

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

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    if it is coccidiosis then this treatment is in need

    I will put up this information on using either Sulmet or Corid 9.6%

    which ever medication you choose PLEASE give them the medication coccistate for the 7-10 days as this will get them over the coccidiosis

    Basically you can get coccidiosis more than once
    as stated because of the 9 different kinds


    here is my way of doing this treatment

    THE WET MASH WITH THE MEDICATION IS GIVEN FIRST TWO MORNINGS
    AS WELL AS IN THE WATER USE THE MEDICATION
    and remember to use it full time either 5-7 days but do not start and then no bloody droppings DO NOT STOP treating with medication
    #1 FOR COCCIDIOSIS


    Use medication of choice
    I give both medications and amts to put in the wet mash medicated with either corid or sulmet

    also use the corid or sulmet in the water at same time for 5-7 days
    SULMET )

    A) for the flock do this
    THIS CAN BE MADE INTO
    1 QT OF DRY FEED
    2 QTS OF WATER
    AND THEN ADD THE 2 TSPS OF SULMET

    CORID
    If using corid 9.6% for the flock
    1 QT OF of dry mash
    2 QTS of water
    add 2 tsp of corid 9.6% to the water
    feed 2 tsp per chicken for a feeding
    feed this two mornings to get the medication in the birds
    MAKE SURE THE SICK CHICKS ARE PUT UP TO THE WET MASH
    THEY WILL EAT IT AND GET MEDICATION IN THEIR GUT
    THEN THEY WILL DRINK THE MEDICATED WATER

    also at same time put the corid or sulmet in the drinking water for 7 days
    each chicken gets 2 tbsp of the wet mash with coccidiosis meds

    speckled hen gives corid(9.6%) liquid in 2 tsp per gallon of water a

    And after medicating give the following things
    either the corid amproylium or the sulmet will work but now you have a difficient gut problem with the E.coli
    and it needs to have the Vitamin E put in the wet mash probiotic to help the E.coli gut problem


    do this now the
    WET MASH PROBIOTIC TREATMENT
    natural probiotic recipe is is:
    for each chick multiply by amt of chicks fed
    2 tsp of dry crumbles
    3-1/2 tsp of milk, sweet, sour, or buttermilk or a mixture of all or some
    1 tsp of yoguart of non flavored yoguart ( no artificial sweetmer)
    mix good
    AFTER PUTTING vIT'S IN
    PUT 1 TSP OF APPLE SAUCE FOR THE WET MASH PROBIOTIC

    NOW THE IMPORTANT INGRIEDIENT FOR EACH CHICKEN FED
    and add 1- 400 mg of Vit E by cutting the end off the vit E capsule for each chicken fed this wet mash
    putting it in the wet mash

    OR FOR each chicken your reating
    so for each chicken use 2 tbsp of mixture and 1-400 mg of Vit E

    twice a day for them till the manure is solid

    and feed each chicken
    2 tsp full of the wet mash probiotic and what they will clean up in 20-30 minutes
    then clean wet feeders and restock dry crumbles

    do this twice a day for a week
    till the chickens manure is right
    then quit the Vit E make just the wet mash probiotic
    then once a week for life

    All the while after mdicating the birds use
    do not use ACV with medication

    2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar per gallon of the chicken water so their gut flora wil be regulated

    they should have this at least 3-5 days a week
    then three days aweek after they are over coccidiosis
    the vit's are neccessary to clean up the damaged gut problem

    email me any questions
     
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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    Is it just one poo? Did the pink get darker as the day went on like blood that was drying/getting older? Boy I feel silly. Did you give them anything red to eat? Cherries, beets, raspberries? That could be it especially if the pink did not get darker.

    Watch them closely tomorrow and report back with anything new or the same or worse.
     
  4. Farm Chic

    Farm Chic In the Brooder

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    color didn't get darker and yes we have been feeding them raspberries. Actually, we feed them lots of treats like zucchini, cucumber, pasta, tomatoes, you know, table scraps that would otherwise go in the compost. Only one terd was found with that color and I haven't found any others. It was a normal poo, just pink instead of white. It wasn't runny or goey like. I will try to post a pic soon.

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    just because you find ONE poo with reddish pink in it DO NOT treat for cocci. DO NOT treat for cocci unless YOU KNOW it's cocci.

    birds shed their intestinal tract and it looks like a bloody poo. as mentioned above, snacks can make a funky poop.

    if no one is acting ill, then do no assume they are ill.

    never treat a bird or an entire flock with antibiotics unless you know you have to.
     
  6. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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    I'm sure it was the raspberries and not cocci. On a side note I love to give my girls spaghetti (once in while) they play keep away with each other. I laugh so hard my sides hurt.

    I'm very glad they are not sick.
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    Columbiaville, MI
    raspberries will definitely do it! [​IMG] mine go kooky if they see me walk by our raspberry bushes!

    yes, so good that they are not illin'. give them a nice big chunk of watermelon and watch that party!
     
  8. Farm Chic

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    Thanks for the advice! I was starting to feel really good about all this until this morning. I went out to let my birds out of the coop and saw some poo that was questionable. I have pics this time. I was unable to find the one that had the pink in it. But I hope this will help. I am pretty sure it is only from one bird, possibly a roo. Where I found the poo is where one of my roo's like to roost, but a several hens do as well. I haven't had time to do much research on cocci. So please forgive me redundant questions here!

    1. If it is cocci and it's coming from a roo, should I quarintine him so he doesn't infect any eggs and for how long?

    2. If it's a hen, should I do the same? Is it safe to continue to eat the egg(s)? Not sure which hen lays which egg.

    3. Besides looking at the poo, how can I know for sure that it is cocci?

    4. So far, none of my birds are exhibiting any signs of illness. But I know enough (especially being a mum) that this doesn't necessarily mean that the bird(s) is not ill. What kinds of suttle signs would there be is one is starting to get ill/cocci?

    5. Food! I have seen on here that their are a ton of foods that birds shouldn't have and then again, those same foods are being fed w/o any issue. So, if it is not cocci, what kinds of foods would cause the poo to look like this? Why only one (maybe 2) birds have poo like this?

    Here's the low down, last several days we have given the birds fresh greens from the garden (mesclun, lettuce, weeds, etc.), fresh zucchini and cucumbers, table scraps (no real or fake meat as we are a vegetarian family), japanese beetles (a ton), red/black raspberries and some frozen zucchini from last years harvest that was vaccuumed sealed. Plus their regular feed from Dumor.

    Any thoughts? Am I overreacting? Thanks again!!

    These are the only poos I saw. I went all around the run area and found nothing else!

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  9. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    I agree with others here, relax, keep an eye on them (which you obviously already do,) and don't worry about it if they do not seem ill. If they are ill with cocci they will ACT ill -- less active, puffed up or hunkered down, etc.

    There is a lot of variation in normal poo. Look here:

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    If you ever do have to treat for cocci, no need to isolate, they get it from the soil, and you would want to treat everyone.
     
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  10. tulie13

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    Looks like "watery poo" to me - this can happen in the heat if the chickens are drinking lots of water and eating less. Or I would think it could happen on a fruit overload, too. [​IMG]

    This does not look like cocci to me, either. I've never had cocci in my flock, but I've been on the board a lot and looked at a lot of poo pictures. [​IMG]
     

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