Would you cull a roo with this horrid poo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jmc, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    His behavior is normal. very active, eats and drinks and forages and is hormonal as well!

    He is 10 months old. gets DE in feed now and then. ACV in water daily. Is fed Poulin Grain's equivalent of Breeding Pellets.

    His poop has always been a bit weird, but now, it looks quite bad.

    Here he is this afternoon:

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    note his vent, doesn't seem really abnormal:

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    he is in solitary right now. the alpha roo is taking his turn with the 18 girls.

    Burt when you see what he put out last night, i might leave him in solitary or just cull him:

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    Here is the fun stuff:

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    Remember now, his behavior is TOTALLY NORMAL.

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    dilemma:

    i want to use him as a breeder.

    BUT he has often had weird poops. Not this bad though. Prior to this, he has always been a 'passer of blood' in some measure. Also poops more watery than the others.

    Is this a sign that he doesn't belong in the breeding pen?

    I am NOT doing antibiotics.

    No vet either.

    Maybe I should just cull him. This may be a sign of intestinal weakness or something.

    Experts' advice would be much appreciated.

    bless you.


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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  2. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    well i don't know how to get photos in on this new byc. and i have to run. my loss i guess..........

    and i spent so much stinkin time gettin the pics ready

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    i just tried and all i get is a postage stamp pic up there...................i am going now. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    The last part of the HTML tag, [/IMG] ended up being part of the URL. Maybe you can edit it? Anyway I did cull one that did this, in addition to other unpleasant attributes. I swear he never did seem quite "right" somehow, like he could have been healthier.

    Just did a copy/paste of your link and got that one to show. When hitting the picture link sometimes this new site does wierd things.

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  4. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hunch is he has worms.
     
  5. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  6. Hyline

    Hyline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you culled him because he needed medical treatment? that really upsets me :(
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Every chicken keeper manages their flock differently, and it's really not up to us to judge. Not everyone keeps them as pets. If JMC is trying to cultivate a strong, healthy flock then there is no place for weakness or illness. Personally, I would have done the same thing. I can't afford a $100+ vet bill for a $5 chicken. If OP doesn't have any other roosters of his own, I'm sure he'll be able to find one just as pretty as the last.

    OP, I think you did the right thing. But I have to ask - did you process him? Just wondering. I don't know that I would eat a bird that was potentially ill. I know that whatever it was woudn't likely survive the cooking, and most chicken diseases aren't transmittable to humans... It's just one of those things for me.
     
  8. Back on the Farm

    Back on the Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a dog that had poo that looked like that... She had colitis. Do chickens get colitis? From the pic, something wasn't right. As a farmer...you have to do what you have to do to protect the 'herd'. Those that haven't grown up on or around farmers may not always understand what difficult decesions we have to make at times.
     
  9. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    thank you, and it seems that hyline's judgement was out of line with byc practice, as well.
     
  10. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    So true. You can't grow good stock to feed those who are offended that you'd cull one unless you cull.
     
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