Watery Droppings???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by salt and pepper, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hen's droppings have been really watery today. it's not the ceacal dropping, as this one looks like it has thick water mixed with loose stools. She is acting fine, and is still active, and laying well. Is she OK?
     
  2. They can be many things attributed to watery stool. Many are short lived and nothing comes of it though. If you hit a warm spell the extra water a chicken takes in can be the cause.

    However this can be an indication of a sickness. It will likely pass within a day but just do your do diligence and watch her for a day or so.

    Wish you the best.
     
  3. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you, I have seen the odd one, but I got two from the same hen today. It kinda stuck to her feathers, so they aren't clean any more, but it doesn't smell bad.
     
  4. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the chart, it's not hot, or even warm around here, I guess she just drank more then usual. could it be gleet?
     
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  7. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you, it didn't stink, and her vent defiantly isn't that messed up. I'll check how red her vent is in the morning. She is acting normal as well, I'll see what the dropping are under the roost, and keep an eye out for her.
     
  8. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    her droppings are still runny, but it's not gleet.... any more advice? I'll check her crop when she's on the roost.
     
  9. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check her crop in the morning before she eats. Can you post a picture of her droppings?
     
  10. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    her crop is full fight now, I'll check it in the morning. No, I can't post a picture, but it looks like really loose stools mixed with what looks like egg whites. Could it be from laying too many eggs? She lays two eggs a day, for 12 days in a row.
     

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