Watery poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kalbert12, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. kalbert12

    kalbert12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Her crop was swollen yesterday so I took water away from her at 9 pm and just gave her water she's drinking and it's not as bad now
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    We need a little more information, but chickens should always have water available while they are awake. Especially when having diarrhea, since they can become dehydrated. Sometimes drinking a lot in hot weather can give them diarrhea. Has she been wormed recently, or have any other symptoms?
     
  3. dawg53

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    Chickens should have fresh clean water available all the time.
     
  4. kalbert12

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    I understand that but everything I read said to take water away for 12 hours because her crop was filled
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Where are you located? It's normal to take water out of the coop at night when they are sleeping, but when they are awake they need water. Is she having a crop problem?
     
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  6. kalbert12

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    I love in mass and her crop was puffy two days ago
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I agree with both of you; I'm just saying that some remove water during the night while they are sleeping, and refill it as soon as they are awake. Some of us have frozen water bowls at night, and have to empty them before they freeze. I usually leave the water in, then in the morning bring in a fresh bucket to refill since the water is frozen solid.
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    No offense, but everything you read? Where? On forums? Or something written by a vet? I have_never_heard of a vet recommending to remove water.

    -Kathy
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Can you describe her symptoms, or is she better now? Impacted crop and sour crop are both dangerous. Here is some info on treating crop problems, just click on this link: http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/01/crop-issues.html
     

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