Tons of water poo.......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jessika, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little flocks (only in groups of 9 or smaller) seem to have water coming out instead of poo. Id say 50% its water...50% it is normal. I think I may have to deworm.

    they are 4 months-2 years in these flocks. No bad behavior...all still happy. No injuries or anything. Still eating and drinking (but food consumption is up). Layena is what I feed them....besides they also forge and eat bugs and such. They are in runs (no more that 9 each run....smallest run is 8x4 for my layers and I keep 6 in it....plus houses attached to each run).

    I have never had to deworm before....think that is it? Funny most all the flocks are having this issue....I also thought maybe I got a bad batch of food.

    I have seen quite a bit of liquid before....but not water squirting out of hens before. My "fun" flocks and roosters seem to be doing ok tho...
     
  2. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just about to post with watery poo too. Part of it looks normal but part of it is totally watery just like you described Jessika. I have 5 three month olds. Eating and drinking normal, coop, run and free range part of the day. A couple of the girls are walking around with their mouths open which I would assume is panting? It is pretty warm but has been hotter in the past and I haven't noticed this.
    Hopefully someone will reply and help us both!
     
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    this is strange....me too. Just noticed it today. Anyone????
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    you will need to add electrolytes/vitamins to the water immediately to prevent dehydration. This is called POLYURIA and is a symptom of many things... often it is simply due to too much salt so think on if you have recently given them a treat recently that may have had too much salt . too many greens (like lettuce) may also cause this.
    At any rate add electrolytes to the waterer to prevent dehydration.
     
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    like too much grass? where do I get electrolytes? Can i use Pedialyte?
     
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  6. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been feeding mine blueberries and some milk with a little yogurt/probiotics mixed in. Could that do it?
     
  7. dlhunicorn

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    Quote:you should not give milk (yogurt is fine). Anytime you notice a problem like this then cut any treats and see if that makes a difference (somtimes you will be giving too much)
    Most feed stores carry the brand DURVET of electrolytes...it is best to get that tho (diluted) pedialyte can be used as an emergency substitute it is really best to get the proper electrolytes from the feed store if you can possibly do so.
     
  8. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too have been giving them a handful of blueberries every 2-3 days. [​IMG]

    I do have " Vitamins & Electrolytes "Plus" " Say it's "Water Soluble Powder , Vitamins-Electrolytes-Microbes and Acidifiers " I put it in everyone's water tonight.

    I also have the following...in case needed:

    "Terramycin " ...I try to not use treatment unless needed.....and I have only needed it once when I bought some very messed up week old chicks (they were attacked at a feed store by a cat.....most looked half dead...all raw....I felt bad and managed to nurse them all back to health..I was very lucky. I also used the vitamin water powder I am using tonight. )

    "Wazine" but I have never had to use...

    LOL I prefer to buy things before I need them....just in case. [​IMG]
     
  9. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    All i could find at TSC was BounceBack, multi species electrolyte supplement . It says 2 tsp into 1/2 c water and 1.5 teaspoons to each pound of body weight for a puppy or kitten. thats the smallest animal it mentions. Im not sure how to put this in a one gallon waterer. I emailed the company but no reply yet.
     
  10. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    any idea?
     

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