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white droppings with black flecks

Postby chickenfan » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:29 pm

One of my birds doesn't seem too well and her droppings are white with little black lumps. I'm not sure what this indicates?
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Re: white droppings with black flecks

Postby LadyA » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:46 am

Have a look here: https://poultrykeeper.com/digestive-sys ... -chickens/ The poultrykeeper site has lots of info. Link at the bottom of the forum.
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Re: white droppings with black flecks

Postby chrismahon » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:04 pm

Could be she isn't eating Chickenfan. We have three at the moment with the same symptoms and one has a full crop which we couldn't empty? Suspect in our case a diet of Greengages has something to do with it and they could have sour crop or very bad digestive flora. Unfortunately we are far too busy at the moment to deal with them! Guess at some stage they will need Avipro Avian, but it's not possible to force it down as TNN's make very bad patients.
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Re: white droppings with black flecks

Postby Margaid » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:55 pm

You could have a look at this too:

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index. ... ic=17568.0

The range of "normal" poo is much bigger than you would think.
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Re: white droppings with black flecks

Postby LadyA » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:12 am

Margaid wrote:You could have a look at this too:

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index. ... ic=17568.0

The range of "normal" poo is much bigger than you would think.

Ah, thank you Margaid! I couldn't find that, as I had lost my bookmarks when I had my laptop repaired a while ago!
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Re: white droppings with black flecks

Postby chickenfan » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:42 pm

Thanks so much for getting back Chris and Margaid with the very helpful details. I've been away so sorry for the late reply. You are right Chris that she wasn't eating. In the end I took her to the British Hen Welfare Trust vet for crop emptying surgery. She had some very sour grass there and is now recovering well. It seems quite easy to get sour crop this time of year. Could you not just put Avipro Avian or another probiotic in the water Chris? Or perhaps some epsom salts? I've found epsom salts sorted out her sister who was similar.
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