1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    My birds have poop that is light brown, almost yellow, off and on. Usually it's fully formed, sometimes it's liquidy. Is that a sign of worms? I thought it was maybe normal until I got some new birds about a month ago. They had full formed dark brown poop, until they joined the rest of my flock and started free ranging with them...now they have the lightbrown/dark yellow poops too.

    They are already on Sulmet for the suspected IB that's going through my flock. Is it alright to give them wormer too? What kind should I get? TSC is the closest store to me, and even that is a good drive. There is a petsmart close to me, if they sell anything for birds that might work. I have DE, but I'm not sure how much they would need to consume to fully worm them. I took frozen corn one day and and rolled it in DE and fed it to them, and they ate it up...I did notice that their poops returned to normal after that but now they are back to that funny color again.

    Any thoughts?

    Chicken keeping is way more complicated than I ever thought it would be. [​IMG]
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would not treat with wormer and antibiotics at the same time. Both are very harsh on birds and they need time to recuperate from each. I would finish the AB and take a stool sample to a vet for evaluation for worms to confirm a problem. Please make sure to give them probiotics between treatments to restore their gut flora.

    Stool color changes can also be associated with diet. Do you feed corn/scratch on occasion? I noticed that can make ours pass yellow feces. And when they free range, you get some grassy green ones. Diet is a big factor to consider.

    Jody
     

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