Watery, Frothy poop... Is there anything going on??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1ChickenKeeper, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. 1ChickenKeeper

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    Hi all.

    I noticed that 2 or 3 of my hens' poop is watery and kind of frothy.
    I'm wondering if I should be worried, and it's health problem, if so, what could be wrong wit them, and what's should I do to help stop it..?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Mr Beaks

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    Is it possible to post a pic or two of the droppings? I know it's gross but it can be useful in determining the cause. They may have worms or coccidiosis.
     
  3. 1ChickenKeeper

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    We just started the three pullets with layer feed, so could it be that, or could it be an internal illness ?
     
  4. Baby Chick Farm

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    @1ChickenKeeper,

    How often did you find them? Chickens normally produce rather dry of a manure, but normally, once in a while, gets rid of fermented waste they keep in their bodies. This looks like the kind of manure I'm talking about! Just a suggestion!
     
  5. 1ChickenKeeper

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    Hmm... I noticed them a few days ago, and they've been doing it since..
     
  6. Mr Beaks

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    It looks like cecal poop to me. I'm not an expert though. Are all the droppings like this or is it just every once in a while?
     
  7. 1ChickenKeeper

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    Only 1 grown hen and 2 pullets are having this problem, and it's usually, quite honestly, for the grown hen, only every once in a while, but the two pullets.. Almost every dropping is like this, but every once in a while, some droppings are normal.

    I hope its easy to follow through with, it is kind of hard to describe and explain.
     
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  8. Mr Beaks

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    Yes, that makes sense. I'm thinking it has to do with the change of feed.
     
  9. 1ChickenKeeper

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    Alright. I thought so as well too. I may have given it to them too fast, and they're still getting used to it.
    If it is the feed, than I believe the runny poop will only be temporary for a while, am I correct?

    Thank you so much for the help.
     
  10. Mr Beaks

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    Sorry for the delay. My phone is not letting me attach info. so I had to do it the old fashioned way.

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    I would think that it'd resolve itself but I have not experienced this problem. I wish I could be of more help.
     

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