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White, Runny - Help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rdilbarova, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. rdilbarova

    rdilbarova Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young, 7 month old RIR hen. She looks healthy, acts healthy, eats normally, and lays every day. However, I have been noticing that her poop is not very normal, and looks exactly like one of the ones from the poop chart (shown below). They get ACV in their water weekly, are vaccinated against cocci, and all act completely normally. Any ideas what this could be?

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    The chart says maybe kidney problems but I have no idea what I'm supposed to do about that.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It may be from drinking a whole lot of water because she was thirsty. Make sure she is getting no more than16-20% protein in her feed, and no salty treats or baking soda in her food. Otherwise, if she is looking normal, active, and eating well, I wouldn't worry. You might worm them with SafeGuard or Valbazen twice a year also to keep their worms down.
     
  3. rdilbarova

    rdilbarova Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I check for worms in their poo and havent found any. I try not to worm unless needed because I heard it isnt the best for them. As far as salt- some of them actually found the rock salt and started eating it before I shoo-ed them away and cleaned it up. But this was not just her and the others have normal poo.
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    If you wait to deworm until you actually see worms in their poop by then you have birds with a very heavy infestation and lots of internal damage. That is FAR less healthy for them then being dewormed two times a year. Dewormers are very safe, most all of them have a very wide margine of safetly in dosing. Worms are far worse for chickens then dewormers!
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes worms can really do damage to the intestines. People and chickens have lived thousands of years with worms, but if your child had them, you would probably give them some meds for them. Valbazen, one of the best wormers out there is used in people as well as in chickens.
     
  6. rdilbarova

    rdilbarova Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will worm then! Thanks! So Valbazen is recommended?
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    Valbazen is very good, however there are many doses in the container, and it may cost $40. SafeGuard Liquid Goat wormer is also very good, and is must less expensive. SafeGuard Horse Paste is even less, under $10. Dosage of SafeGuard is 1/2 to 1 ml (1/4 ml for bantam) and Valbazen is 1/2 ml (1/4 ml for bantam.)
     
  8. rdilbarova

    rdilbarova Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know what, I actually bought Safeguard a couple of months ago just to have on hand. Sorry for the dumb question but how would you give them the paste? 1 ml per gallon?
     
  9. Eggcessive

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    It will not mix in water, just give a good pea size or bean size glob by mouth. If you have a syringe, it is 1/2-1 ml if you can draw it up.
     
  10. rdilbarova

    rdilbarova Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, okay! Just once? And I guess 2 weeks toss the eggs?
     

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