Watery droppings for months?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickworld, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Chickworld

    Chickworld Hatching

    Feb 16, 2007
    I have one leghorn hen a few years old, who was laying fine until she started having very watery droppings. They seem to vary in color, but always very watery

    Of course, she has stopped laying completely and has continued to have watery droppings virtually non-stop for many months now. She eats fine and seems to have reasonable energy although she is rather thin (I think most leghorns tend to be on the lean side anyway). None of the other 9 hens in our backyard (pets) flock seem to have picked up her problem, as yet.

    I have tried a number of medications. I thought it was coccidosis, so I tried something for that (can't remember what it was though). That didn't seem to work. Then I thought maybe its was worms, so I tried piperazine (or something that sounded like that). That didn't seem to do the trick either.

    Any thoughts on what I should try or re-try (Maybe I did not administer the other drugs long enough). I hate to see her with a soggy bottom every day and no doubt its not good for her in the long run.
  2. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    I recommend doing a fecal float test and finding out if she has some kind of worm or parasite. Many wormers are made for just one or few types of worms so you may not have used the right one for what she has. Once you know what you've got- then you can dedcide on the right course of action

    Good luck
  3. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    She needs to be checked to see if she has an internal infection from a virus or bacteria. E-coli will cause what you are seeing along with several other things. A vet should be able to check a fecal sample and tell you what you are dealing with.
  4. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2007

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