Weird poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KDOGG331, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Crossing the Road

    Jan 18, 2008
    So lately (this week) I've noticed that one of my chickens has kind of weird poop but for a little while I've sort of thought all their poop was weird, more on that in a second.

    This particular chickens poop is like yellow/gold/brown liquid. The first time I noticed it appeared to be all liquid then I saw it maybe once more and thought it was gone. Today I saw it again but this time it was a normal poop with a little bit of the liquid running down 2 sides.

    The other chickens, one just has MASSIVE poops.

    And as chicks sometimes they'd get runny poop but I attributed that to too many worms (the Orpingtons always ate a ton)

    They were getting a ton of cracked corn and BOSS for a while but haven't been getting any lately. Well, still some BOSS or corn to get them to follow me. So I guess I didn't truly stop. A ton to me is started as one handful of each and turned to several handfuls. They also get a lot of bread.

    They have only free ranged less than 10 times and all spread out, though in recent weeks they went out 2 or 3 times.

    They were on Agway medicated chick starter/grower until just under 8 weeks when they ran out then were on the unmedicated version until a couple days before 16 weeks. All crumbles. I then switched them to Nutrena i think country feeds layer pellets but they didn't really like it was told it was too early so switched them back after maybe 2 weeks plus or minus a few days. Now they are Nutrena Nature Wise Chick Starter/Grower crumbles with free choice grit and oyster shell which they didn't have before. They are now 19 weeks I think. And during the time when they refused to eat the food (eventually the did start eating but still switched) they were getting a lot more corn and BOSS.

    They are a little past overdue for a full coop cleaning and never cleaned the run but I did recently add more shavings to both, a deep layer. I also have been adding DE whenever it's wet or I notice weird poop and whenever I fully clean the coop.

    None of them are acting at all sick and are just as active, obnoxious, and healthy seeming as ever. I can't catch most of them to check their feet but by glancing they all seem fine and their butts are all clean.

    Perhaps the issue is too many treats???

    Maybe I need to TOTALLY stop the treats and free ranging and do extra coop and run cleanings for a while????

    There are 8 of them. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers. And like I mentioned they turned 19 weeks today at least I think, go off and on with keeping track of it. They were hatched October 26th, 2015 and come from Meyer Hatchery, vaccinated, all girls.

    They all act perfectly healthy. Although one has a teeny tiny bit of frost bite on comb and one has or had a bit of dry/bloody skin near nose I guess both from the cold but I've taken care of both of those and they didn't seem bothered. If this was really serious they would show it, right?

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