Unusual droppings and weigh loss

theVulture

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Bantam hen lost a bit weight during molting, and gained afterwards, but then proceeded to lose more weight progressively and has unusual droppings for the last a week or so. Shes in quarantine, in order to not to risk the others.
Shes NOT showing any other symptoms like abnormal breathing, wheezing, parasites in the droppings, being sleepy or puffed up. Droppings are not smelly, but didnt change back to "normal" no matter the diet, she eats all types of safe vegetables, greens, fruits and cooked meat in occasion, She also eats 10-12 different types of seeds daily. But loses weight anyways which is really worriesome..
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Eggcessive

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Sorry about your bantam losing weight. You cannot see worm larvae in poop, so I would either worm her with SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer or Valbazen, or get a fecal float by your vet. I would place her back in the flock unless she is getting harmed. She may eat better with friends. Take her aside daily, and make sure that she gets some extra food, such as a little scrambled egg or tuna. Canned cat food is also good in small amounts. Super B complex vitamins 1/4 tablet daily may be helpful, if you crush it and mix in food or water.
 

coach723

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Does she get a balanced chicken feed as the majority of the diet, or is she only being fed the things you listed? In addition to what was suggested above, I would also stop the fruits and veggies and extra's for awhile and give her some probiotics. Just give her a balanced feed, a bit of egg or tuna for extra protein, and give the gut some time to calm down. If you are offering mixed seeds, then they will often pick and choose the ones they like, rather than eat their feed, which can cause some deficiencies and problems. Just like people, some birds have difficulty digesting some things.
 

theVulture

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Does she get a balanced chicken feed as the majority of the diet, or is she only being fed the things you listed? In addition to what was suggested above, I would also stop the fruits and veggies and extra's for awhile and give her some probiotics. Just give her a balanced feed, a bit of egg or tuna for extra protein, and give the gut some time to calm down. If you are offering mixed seeds, then they will often pick and choose the ones they like, rather than eat their feed, which can cause some deficiencies and problems. Just like people, some birds have difficulty digesting some things.

Shes eating almost every type of seed i give her, but not dried corn. So i give her boiled fresh corn to make it up in occasion. Yes, im trying to feed her as balanced as possible, but cant really use pellets-feed because where i live, only pellets-feeds that are sold are really low quality, and my girl absolutely refuse to eat it. (people here only and only use wheat or bread crumbs for chickens) Im gonna increase the protein intake for a while as suggested, and gonna try to get my hands onto both probiotics and de-worming meds.
 

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