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this carnt be normal. can it?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:43 pm
by wcah
Just been giving my turks there tablets, and watched them, some are doing firm poos, which is fine, some are doing semi soft/runny poos, which again i suposs is fine. But some are doing propper squits, which is very dark from what i could see, as as soon as that turkey squits all the others jump on it and gobble it up. Whys is that? I was so amazed iv been sat in with them for over an hour just waiting for them to poo to make sure my eyes hadnt decieved me.
Now this carnt be normal.
Your thought would as always be greatfull.
Thanks

Re: this carnt be normal. can it?

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:11 pm
by wcah

Re: this carnt be normal. can it?

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:26 pm
by chrismahon
We have this with chickens Wcah. A squitty poo contains a lot of undigested food so the others will eat it. You need to establish why they are doing squitty poos. Dark can mean internal bleeding so what are the tablets?

Re: this carnt be normal. can it?

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:39 pm
by wcah
The vet gave me Metronidazole to help combat blackhead. They all are flying, eating, drinking and look healthy. They have feed 24/7 and plenty of water. Im going to put some apple cider vinigar in they water tomorrow as quite a few people seem to put 1 teaspoon per galon of water to prevent blackhead.

Re: this carnt be normal. can it?

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:46 pm
by chrismahon
Be careful with water additives Wcah as they can discourage drinking in hot weather. A teaspoon in a gallon is 5ml in 4500ml, so about 1%. We have found that is the most before some stop drinking properly.