Watery Discharge with Catfood in it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ClareScifi, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know catfood is very bad for chickens to eat, but I have a hard time keeping my chickens out of it. I try to put it up out of their reach, high on the woodpile, but sometimes I forget.

    This morning I saw one of my young hens, 22 1/2 weeks old, go to the bathroom. The discharge was watery with about 5 or 6 pieces of undigested catfood coming out.

    Her energy seems good, her appetite is good, and she has been playing all day. She laid a beautiful egg this morning, hard-shelled and pretty.

    Do you think I should be worried? What could have caused her problem? Maybe just overindulging in the catfood?

    I saw some of her poo later on and it was more solid and normal looking.

    I was worried about the wateriness and the undigested state of the discharge. What do you think caused that?
     
  2. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was from going to the bathroom, but now I wonder whether maybe she could have vomited up some catfood after drinking too much water? She was near the water bowl... I thought it had come out of her rear end, but now I'm thinking maybe it was vomit? That would be a better scenario, I would think? Maybe she just overrate and/or overdrank, and vomited before it had had time to digest.

    Always something new and weird to worry about. I'm not cut out for this. :>)
     

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