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Yellow runny poop... ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SpotJL, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. SpotJL

    SpotJL Out Of The Brooder

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    At least one of our chickens poop looks very unhealthy
    Yellow with some green? (See Photos) [​IMG]
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    and runny. We have four hens
    about 1 1/2 years old. They are now molting their comb look
    pale. They are all active, we are in Southern California
     
  2. Ramblin Rooster

    Ramblin Rooster Hatchaholic

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    How often are you seeing this? Could be a one time thing, and just diarrhea or upset stomach... check this out to read more http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/02/whats-scoop-on-chicken-poop-digestive.html
     
  3. SpotJL

    SpotJL Out Of The Brooder

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    Just the last couple of days I think.
     
  4. Zimparellis

    Zimparellis Out Of The Brooder

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    By the way, Their feed got switched recently from layer pellets to regular all purpose mash.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That poop is a bad sign.

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Could be blackhead.

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  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I recommend giving your birds scrambled egg mixed with buttermilk for about 3 or 4 days, then add feed to the mixture as a mash for a few more days. Then wean them off the scrambled egg/buttermilk mixture.
     
  8. Zimparellis

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    The problem is, I know that chart very well and our poop isn't on it.

    She only pooped yellow on her perch last night. Now with a spot of blood.
     
  9. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girl that is pooping this is not eating properly,try and locate her asap. Dark green indicates not eating. Could be so many different issues,b/c you mentioned there was a small amount of blood,have you considered Coccidiosis? Blood does not show in all species of cocci,but does in i believe two,yes older birds can have an overload/outbreak of Coccidiosis. Some symptoms are: runny/watery poop(may or may not contain blood,depends on which of the 11 strains it is)fluffed feathers,lethargic,not eating/drinking properly.weight loss,general look of unwell. Chickens will appear healthy even when very ill,this is a survival tactic,so you have to search her out. Check for impacted crop also.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you take her to a vet? If not, what are you willing/able to do for her? Yellow is often a sign that the liver is involved and I'd be willing to bet that she's lost weight and not eating properly.

    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013

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