Will the heat make thier poo runny?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by justusnak, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    I have several ( like 31) 14 to 15 week old babies. It has been very warm here, and humid. I have noticed several of them have a yellow runny poo. Could this be from the heat? I sure hope they are not getting sick.....thats a lot of sick babies!!
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    this is often a sign of worms...if you have not wormed them then I suggest you take a sample in for a faecal...
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    thanks DL, I will call the vet, see if they can do a fecal float on chickens...and also....IF it is worms...and not all of them have this poo...is it safe to medicate the ones that dont have worms?? Can I just medicate the whole flock?


    edited to say....would I see worms in thier poo?
     
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  4. dlhunicorn

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    that would be most advisable especially if they have not been wormed in a while (I just automatically worm mine in spring ...at the end of summer and then in January or so)
     
  5. justusnak

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    Thanks again......tomorrow, it starts....the deworming! LOL
     
  6. ohbejoyful

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    OK, dumb question - what does de-worming consist of? Is this something I buy and put into their feed? (My girls are about 2 months old)
     
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