Small green poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HuntingChick14, Aug 24, 2018.

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    HuntingChick14 Chirping

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    I lost one of my chickens a few days ago and only have one left. She's still acting scared, but she's having small green poops. When I say small, I mean like the size of a nickel. She doesn't seem to be eating much, even though she has plenty of food. I'm not too sure what to do for her. Thanks in advance!
     
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    True Patriot Sanity is subjective

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    How was the other lost? Is she alone now? Post pics of the poop. From the description it actually sounds quite normal. Chickens are very social and need companionship. Part of her behavior may be stress from being by herself. Stress will also reduce appetite/eating which accounts for the size of the poop. If you plan on continuing to keep her I would suggest flock mates.
     
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    Also list her age, breed,
    Until she settles down I would put her on a balanced feed and reduce or eliminate treats. Eating less means she's potentially at risk for health issues from diet. Also consider boosting her water with a vitamin supplement.
     
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    I think a raccoon got her and yes she's alone now. I have some eggs coming in the mail next week, so she's gonna have to wait a bit to have some friends again. I've been hanging out with her more so than usual to try to keep her company, but I know it's not the same. She's a one and two month old Golden Comet. I checked in on her this morning and her poop is no longer solid and is still green. I have some nutridrench that I'll put in her water today.
     
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    The good thing is chickens are survivors. They can go through a lot and come out the other side fine. Have you considered Craigslist or similar to find her a companion.
    Chicken poop changes frequently due to diet, hydration, stress, and a lot of other things. There's an article that shows the different types of poop and what they mean. Mostly, the changes are not a cause for alarm. When I get home I'll try to find the link. You sound like you are doing fantastic with her. Feel free to keep posting any questions as they come up.
     
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    Looking on Craigslist is a good idea! I think I'll also look on there today and see what's out there. Thank you so much for the advice!
     
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