Chicken droppings query

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Re: Chicken droppings query

Postby Chuck » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:52 am

I think wormers and cocci treatment whether it be 'stat' or 'cidal' are best looked at as entirely seperate treatments or it will be inclined to cause further confusion.
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Re: Chicken droppings query

Postby serama1 » Fri May 04, 2012 12:09 pm

Hi Sue, the following link is to a chick poo guide chart which I have found very helpful, and hope you do too:

http://pluckandfeather.com/chicken-poo- ... aphic.html

this from advise on another chook forum.
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Re: Chicken droppings query

Postby riz783 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:38 am

Sue wrote:I have posted a link (hopefully!) with a photo I took yesterday of some droppings I found that one of my hens produced (don't know which one yet). Can anyone tell me why they may have produced droppings like this and whether I need to do anything about it. They are all very healthy, eating well. I have found a smaller dropping similar to this one today.


http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc5 ... 99/012.jpg


Please let me know if the link doesn't work.

pictures not more available on this link
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Re: Chicken droppings query

Postby riz783 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:39 am

serama1 wrote:Hi Sue, the following link is to a chick poo guide chart which I have found very helpful, and hope you do too:

http://pluckandfeather.com/chicken-poo- ... aphic.html

this from advise on another chook forum.

thanks this is really informative
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Re: Chicken droppings query - URGENT

Postby Icemaiden » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:16 pm

Hi all.
Serama1's link to a poo photos / diagnosis page no longer seems to work. Please can anyone provide another one &/or tell me what causes yellow homogenous poo with the texture of cream cheese / yoghurt? It's about the colour of banana yoghurt :-)06
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Re: Chicken droppings query

Postby Icemaiden » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:28 pm

P.S. The poos in question are pale yellow, creamy consistency (to look at; I haven't handled one) and definitely aren't caecal droppings. The hen in question has been under the weather for a few days but has been eating & drinking until today. She's been having food with Poultry Spice added, but wouldn't even eat mealworms today & isn't drinking :cry:
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Re: Chicken droppings query

Postby chrismahon » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:58 am

Ours poo like that all the time when excited but more frequently towards worming time Icemaiden.
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Re: Chicken droppings query

Postby Icemaiden » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:18 pm

Sadly Duracell, the hen concerned, has passed away this morning :-(
Are we allowed to bury her in the garden?
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Re: Chicken droppings query

Postby chrismahon » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:10 pm

I am so sorry to hear that Icemaiden. Not worms I think. We buried all of ours in the garden, facing east to the rising sun, with a small ritual. DEFRA may have a problem with it but I don't, so in the garden they went. We are the ones grieving not DEFRA.
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Re: Chicken droppings query - RIP Duracell

Postby Icemaiden » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:15 pm

Thanks Chris. We've buried her at the end of the garden, with some large bits of rubble to discourage foxes from digging her up, & some bluebell & daffodil bulbs in the soil on top. At least she had 8 months of freedom, & passed away peacefully on the lawn, under a cherry tree, rather than in a mass cull to make room for another few thousand caged hens...
I hadn't expected her to make it through the night, & when I took the side off the coop this morning I wasn't sure whether she was still alive or not, as her neck was all floppy & I couldn't see any signs of breathing. I laid her out on the lawn in the garden, in the shade of the tree, & my husband saw her move slightly, but a couple of hours later, rigor mortis had set in, which removed any last doubts.

I'm still sad, even though she'd been going downhill for a few days & hadn't laid since late May / early June. Nature has to do the culling for me- I'm too soft to do it myself :cry:
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