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Yellow poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jrobertson, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

    Apr 24, 2010
    NW Alabama
    I have a few pens of chickens that have been having yellow droppings lately and have slacked off on egg production, otherwise they appear fine. totally alert and active and it's only some of the droppings that are yellow. There are normally colored droppings in there too. I treated them for worms today with piperazine water wormer. Has anyone else ever treated with that stuff? I was just wondering if that is a decent wormer. Also does anyone else think that there could be another culprit other than worms. I mean other than decreased laying, there are no signs of anything wrong. I also have some sulmet that I can give them if the yellow stools do not stop in the next couple of days. What do you guys think?

  2. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

    Apr 24, 2010
    NW Alabama
    has no one seen this?
  3. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    Try giving them yogurt. It's good for their digestive system.
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I don't know what is wrong with your chickens, but if you've never wormed them, that might be a good place to start. And if they're older than a year or so, you started with the right wormer. Let me give you some links:

    http://healthybirds.umd.edu/Disease/Deworming Birds.pdf


    And here is a link to a poop chart. Warning, lots of pics of poops:


    The pic of poop with worms is kind of a yellow poop.

    Good luck with your flock.

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