Would a change in feed brand cause diarrhea?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hummingbird Hollow, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been feeding my little flock (7 hens) an organic "layer" feed since they started laying in October. I was running low this week and had plans to drive (about 45 minutes) to the store that carries it when we got hit by a pretty severe winter storm (Thurs. 12/22). Due to the weather and driving conditions I decided to pick up a bag of Manna Pro "Egg Maker" at a nearby feed store. Today I had the girls out free ranging for the first time in a few days and noted that three of them had very watery poops. Do you think this could have been caused by the change in feed? If so what should I do? If not the change in feed, would our first really cold weather be the cause? Any other advice?
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    yes the feed change could have done

    yes the weather might have had something to do with it

    I would bet it was the feed...it is best to mix feed when switching...it will get better in a few days
     
  3. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I know to do that with cat or dog food, and probably should have assumed the same with chicken feed, but the storm sort of caught me unprepared.
     

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