Silkie w/ bright chartruse poo Need advice / opinions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by winekntrychicks, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    I have a Silkie pullet:
    almost a year old
    Has been laying regularly
    Had another Silkie pullet with her (in Brooder now)
    Left with a Male Roo
    Eating layer pellets
    Notice she has gone Broody although not setting on any eggs and has stopped laying eggs (this has been about 5 days)
    Poo is bright chartruse, formed but wet, with water bubbles and yellow urates. (about one day)
    also has soft custard chartruse poo more bubbles
    I let them out to forage and she protests very upset when Banjo the roo tries to do his thing.

    Is it possible her broodyness is that she just does not want to be bothered by the roo??
    What about the green poo??
    Should I worm her??
     
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    what is chartruse?


    bubbly/foamy could be worms.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Could she have eaten some bad berries or something?
     
  4. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Quote:Chartreuse is a yellow green.
    I have her seperated. But with all this rain the runs have become muddy and ammonia (sp?) smells bad. Probably cocci, great......
     
  5. wasatusay

    wasatusay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broody hens have really stinky poo and green with white but are you sure about the color...what you describe would be almost yellow? Broody hens hold their poo for some time and drop some pretty big loads. Being indifferent to the roo is normal. They will fluff, growl, screech , charge... some of mine come running out of the coop like you would swear that the house was on fire and she was telling the world. I have hens that are so broody here the last month I have to check to make sure the roo's haven't flew the coop due to PMS...[​IMG]
     
  6. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Quote:I already had one broody hen with all the signs. She is with babys now. This Silkie, her name is Blu, barely ate anything today. Her poo is very small now, color is changing to green. The urates are not white. They are yellowish. I plan on giving some Ampolium tommorow. Maybe......
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think green poops can also be a sign of not eating enough. Could she be getting bullied?

    Has she ever been on any meds before?


    eta:worms and cocci can both cause bloody poop
     
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  8. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you worm, make sure she has them first and use the right wormer. Just take in a fecal sample for a fecal float, not the whole chicken to the vet to keep costs down. If she hasn't lost weight and isn't bone thin, it's probably due to onset of broodyness.

    As for broodyness, that is a huge hormonal change and worming her now is probably going to be more stressful as she's shut down her eating and turned on the brooding. If you do find worms and worm, break her from her broodiness first by keeping her off the nest. Green is a sign of not eating much, which is possible with a broody. Broody poo is the absolute worst type of poo I swear. My broodies will on purpose run out of the nest for a drink and a snack once a day, and drop nasty stinky poos right on the front porch next to the cat dish after stealing all their food. [​IMG]

    Good luck.
     

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