1. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found this poop from my little three-month-old pullet. I kind of poked around and spread it out, it wasn't quite the spread out when I found it. Is this worms?

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It appears to be intestinal shed. I would watch her closely, and if she (or any others) appears lethargic or stands puffed up I would start her on some Coid (amprollium) for coccidosis. Intestinal shed is normal at times, but it should only be occasional.
     
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  3. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by stands puffed up?
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Never heard of intestinal shed, thank you for the info.

    Have never seen it mentioned in chicken health texts or on line university sites. When I saw this post, went searching for info, but all I find are forum discussions and they indicate it is normal, but seems strange to me. Why would chickens shed intestinal lining if not due to a medical issue?

    The photo by OP looks like a lot of sloughed tissue. If poop is still fresh, I would consider having it evaluated for parasites and ova?
     
  5. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggccesive, you were commenting on my other post about bubbles from nose and a pic of poo. Do you think all symptoms from the two posts are related?
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Now I'm confused.
     
  7. quackydoodle

    quackydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whole flock sneezes. I find bright runny poo occasionally. Everyone is acting normal. No lethargy. No loss of appetite. Everyone is drinking fine. Just sneezing and occasionally one will have a big clear bubble coming from 1 nostril. They've been like this for a couple of months. Never worse or better. Check out my other posts or threads I've started for more info and pics. I have 3 mallards. 2 bantams. 3 silkies. 20 standards, all different breeds.
     

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