Sick Chicken *Poop Pictures*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DucksinOR, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. DucksinOR

    DucksinOR Out Of The Brooder

    When we let our chickens out this morning, our 12 week old polish was acting very lethargic. She was just sitting there huddled in a ball with her eyes closed. We have had other chickens with the same symptoms, so this is not totally new to us. We brought her inside and have been feeding her yogurt with cloves, ACV, honey, and cayenne. I have been watching her all morning and she seems to be doing better, but her droppings are all yellow and runny and smell like plain cooked millet. Then she had this one. What is the red spot? Is it blood or just shed intestinal lining?
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    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yellow is usually a sign that the liver is somehow involved and the red is probably intestinal lining, which wouldn't normally worry me, but combined with the symptoms you listed, it's most likely part of the problem.

    The diseases that I think about when I see poop like that are:
    • Coccidiosis
    • Worms
    • Blackhead (histomoniasis)
    • e. Coli
    • Marek's

    -Kathy
     
  3. DucksinOR

    DucksinOR Out Of The Brooder

    I know it has been a while, but she recovered fine. :)
     

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