Weird poops - runny tan sometimes foamy

Kotorix08

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Jun 2, 2019
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None of the chickens are acting sick but I keep seeing diarrhea or maybe it's normal cecal poop when scooping the run. The droppings in coop from overnight are usually normal.

I have treated for coccidiosis in the past but I am worried this could be nodular tapeworm?

Poo pics and bonus pic of Princess Poppy for attention. Also, chicks are 18w old and not yet laying. We have 5 ladies and 1 rooster.

Quick edit to add I recently (past 2 days) gave them a vitamin b supplement in their water which has coincided with the increase in weird poops. I've just replaced their water with regular water again just in case
 

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azygous

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You are right to be concerned. That poop is not normal. I suggest you take a sample to a vet or a lab to have a fecal float done, and also a gram stain for bacteria. These tests will give you a lot of information that will guide you in how best to treat this issue. It will let you know if parasites are the problem or a bacterial infection, or perhaps both.
 

Kotorix08

In the Brooder
Jun 2, 2019
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Maine
Corid is pretty harmless, so since you have some, it wouldn’t hurt to start some. Have the droppings color changed?
Day 2 of treatment and overall i suppose there are more normal poops but still saw quite a few of the light tan "butterscotch" colored runny poops as well. Also got a particularly disgusting one all over my hoodie after my lovely Poppy jumped up on me :sick
 

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