Strange Peach Colored Gunk in Poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ws6652, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. ws6652

    ws6652 Out Of The Brooder

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    This was what my barred rock pooped last night under the roost. There is a strange gunk in the middle and I'm not sure what it is. I think I've seen bits of it in her other poops during the day occasionally. Overall, her poop has been a bit smaller and more white, but nothing too abnormal.

    Her behavior is not much different from normal, although her appetite is just barely less, but I might just be imagining it. She still eats plenty enough though. On an important note, she is a year old and has never laid an egg. Am I just being paranoid?

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    Here is a close up

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  3. Eggcessive

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    It looks like there could be a small amount of blood in with the white urates. Sometimes it is hard to tell blood from mormal intestinal shed. Excess urates can be a sign of dehydration. Blood can be a sign of coccidiosis, enteritis, or capillary worms. Coral colored urates in formed stool can be normal at night. I would make sure that she is drinking plenty of water, and give her some egg bits to eat with her food. You may want to get a fecal test done by your local vet to look for parasites or cocci. Cocci is treated with Corid (amprollium) from most feed stores. If she starts acting lethargic, puffed up, weak, and has more blood or diarrhea in her stool. I might go ahead and treat for cocci. Here is a chart for chicken droppings:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/whats-scoop-on-chicken-poop-digestive.html
     
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