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White to yellow urates. Scared it's Thor!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gritsar, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The chickens are a year old. Free range all day. Layer pellets available 24/7. Treats the last few days have included tomatoes, 1 apple, BOSS, 2 handfuls of cat food and bread. The bread is a calcium fortified kind.
    Since yesterday I have noticed 3 large stools where the normally white urate part is yellow. The rest of the stool looks completely normal. All the chickens are acting normal.
    I'm scared these stools mean something is wrong and I'm really scared that they are coming from Thor.
    Any ideas?
    TIA
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    mmm.....not sure, but I'm guessing it's normal...could be something in their diet that is causing it to change color. But it might not be serious...? I saw that no one else has answered yet, even though you posted about 2-3 hours ago...so I'm just gonna bump this up and hope that someone will know more about this! [​IMG]
    Good luck and I hope it's nothing to worry about. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I know from your posts that you take really good care of your chickens! Have you checked this chart? It's chock full of lovely chicken poop pics:

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=17568

    And the thing is, there is SUCH a huge range of "normal." I think you're doing the right thing by wondering...but if they're all acting normal at this point, it's probably a bit too early to actually worry. I hope there's nothing going on!
     
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it is from the tomatoes
    they will surely be okay tommorow
    give them some
    apple cider vinegar
    2 tbsp of ACV to gallon of water
    also give the
    natural probiotic recipe

    each chicken is to be fed 3 tbsp of this recipe
    1 qt dry crumbles
    2 qts of milk sweet, sour or buttermilk
    1/3 cup of plain unflavored yoguart
    only make enough to feed them 3 tbsp per chicken
    feed this instead of treats
    twice this week
    then feed once a week for .life of chicken
    do not feed treats when feeding this recipe
    you can email me PM for other help
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thank you 77horses for bumping me.
    Wynette, I did check the poo chart first thing. It says coral colored urates are normal and are frequently deposited overnight. I'm hoping that's the case.
    Thank you too Glenda for your help.
    I'm gonna keep (an even more) watchful eye on them.
    I haven't had to deal with any illness so far *knock on wood* and I'm hoping to keep it that way. [​IMG]
     

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