Too much Wheat "treats" causing Diarrhea?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by idispatch4911, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. idispatch4911

    idispatch4911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2011
    Southern Utah
    It's better now, so it's not an emergency, but I'm still wondering.

    My kids decided to feed the chickens about a gallon freezer bag worth of cooked wheat kernels (what I eat for breakfast sometimes) from the freezer. The chickens LOVED IT, but then within a day or two, very runny and watery poop. They are now back on a more normal free-range, layer pellet, and small portion treats diet, but I'm wondering if too much wheat could have caused diarrhea for a day? HMM!

    (RIR's about 8 months old, very healthy. Couldn't tell if it was both or just one, but like I said poop is fine now.)
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I really wouldn't have thought so but you never know. Perhaps they also got into something else?
  3. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I've seen too much wheat cause diarrhea. I can't remember what the substance in wheat is that causes it but the diarrhea is sort of brownish yellow.

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