two hens and roo have runny poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pinkchick, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

    May 30, 2008
    Washington State
    My newly adopted rescued roo is about 3-4 months old and my hens are 2 years old. All seem to be feeling fine and laying has not stopped, but I have noticed that these 3 birds have runny poop. The poop is not bloody and is regular color (if one can call it a color). The roo has had this since he came here 3 weeks ago and the hens I just noticed within the last 2 days. They are eating and drinking well. They have layers mix I suppose to feed the roo something different? I have looked on BYC and have not found any info that I can relate to with my birds.

    What can I do for them to make them feel better or is it a sign of something worse to come? Also, should I vaccinate my birds and what do they need on a regular basis? I am hesitant about the vaccine thing does it pass through to the eggs that we eat?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and helpful.
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I really don't know what to tell you, but at least this will bump up the post so someone else can answer it.

    The only advice I have is that sometimes my 10 week olds have runny poo, and there's really nothing wrong with them. I think sometimes it just happens. But I always keep an eye on it in case I see something really wrong.
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Sometimes poop is just runny.
  4. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    My chickens are the same way, a couple of them have always had runny poo, ever since I got them months ago. I have been wondering the same thing on if there was anything I could do to help them.
  5. Aurynsdream

    Aurynsdream In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2007
    Here is another bump for you
    I have a hen that is doing the same thing- I don't know if its always the same one or which one it even is.

    Hope the bump helps
  6. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Doesn't anybody have any suggestions???
  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    You need to get a faecal from a vet (this is not expensive>take an ample sample in fresh from that day) > only in this way will you know what is wrong (anything we say is at the end of the day just a guess) Since they are rescues I would be concerned about pullorum also ...
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008
  8. x__amethyst__x

    x__amethyst__x Hatching

    Mar 24, 2009
    do u know why my chickens have runny poo?
    thankz amethyst

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