Very smelly~More worse than normal!! Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickeneyfoot, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. I rescued 3 brahmas & 1 Jersey giant hens 5 days ago! They are very healthey and in quirintine and they are doing great! Only problem is their poo stinks more worse than my other hens!! He fed them the $3 feed from walmart! I need help! what does VERY HORRIBLE smelling poo mean?

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  2. THELMA

    THELMA Out Of The Brooder

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    The most common cause of smelly poop is when hens are broody but as all of yours are doing this it is most unlikely they are all broody. Any chance they have worms.
     
  3. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell??
     
  4. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can any1 else help too? IM sacrred
     
  5. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would probably worm any rescue chickens I brought home just as a precautionary measure, especially if they were kept under less than ideal conditions. That aside, chicken poop texture and smell varies depending on a chicken's diet. If they have no other symptoms and otherwise appear healthy, you might want to give it more time. After a few weeks on a good healthy diet, I would think you would notice a difference unless there is something else going on. Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Most likely it is cecal poop, normal about every 8-10 droppings. Perhaps you havnt noticed it with your other birds because you're keeping a closer eye on your quarantined birds more closely....a good idea.
     
  8. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're healthy overall and checked the list for a healthy bird! But man! Their poop is stink lol. Maybe it was the cheap feed?
     
  9. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE! Their poop is normal now!! I think it was cheap feed. the guys said he fed them walmart chick feed
     
  10. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great - glad to hear good news!
     

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