What is this? (not a parasite, right?)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aubreynoramarie, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Petey just turded this onto my floor while I was giving him his protein packed lunch. Should I be worried?

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    Here it is after I wiped it up with a paper towel.

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  2. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kind of looks like what my new hens were laying at first, but you said it was a Petey. Could it possibly be a Peteta?
     
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Nope it's my Petey for sure and this is a poop
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I just read Petey's thread on his continuing recovery. What a trooper he is! Has he put on some weight yet? In his latest pic he looks quite good, way more macho than my Showgirl roo ever looked.

    First off I checked the poop chart http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

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    don't know if this chart is all that comprehensive, but blood in poop can mean cocci or worms. With all his other stress, it might have given the worms a chance to reproduce quickly. I guess I would try to worm him with the product that Chicken zoo suggests.

    It wouldn't hurt to give him some yogurt to replace the probiotics that the penicillin killed off, too.
     
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  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    It didn't really look like blood, that's why I thought it was weird. It's more orangey with some clear weirdness, then when I wiped it up it shmooshed and turned all orange. Yep. It was disgusting.

    I don't know if Petey is putting on weight yet but I know that he's eating and acting well. I'm going to try and get some ivermectin but I honestly can't web guarantee that I can purchase a 10 dollar bottle of medicine right now. And I'm frustrated because I have over a hundred dollars worth of medication in my fridge right now that I've bought for him
     
  6. Rockin' Reds

    Rockin' Reds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, I don't think that's blood Aubrey. I'm no expert by any means, but it doesn't look like blood to me. The antibiotic may be hurting his stomach and it would probably be a good idea to give him yogurt or buttermilk mixed in scrambled egg or something for probiotic purposes. Just my 2 cents. I mean you are already watching him like a hawk so if there is blood you will certainly catch it in a hurry.
     
  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Rockin' Reds :

    You know, I don't think that's blood Aubrey. I'm no expert by any means, but it doesn't look like blood to me. The antibiotic may be hurting his stomach and it would probably be a good idea to give him yogurt or buttermilk mixed in scrambled egg or something for probiotic purposes. Just my 2 cents. I mean you are already watching him like a hawk so if there is blood you will certainly catch it in a hurry.

    Okie dokie​
     

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