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gmacp

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Whipsnade
Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« on: November 01, 2010, 11:09:58 am »
Mornings everyone,

Got my chickens last week, 6 Orpingtons and 6 Brahmas - they have all settled in ok, but one of them has terrible diarrhea - how long should I wait before getting her treated?

Still no eggs yet, but I guess they have to settle in..



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daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 12:27:25 pm »
you treated for worms? and they  may not lay till spring now. how old are they? when was last time they laid?

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2010, 12:31:52 pm »
whats the colour. don't worry to much chickeds can have very strange poos

gmacp

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Whipsnade
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2010, 12:58:16 pm »
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly - they are POL and I only got them a week ago, the farmer said the Brahmas will lay through the winter?

Its dark brown...does the colour indicate anything?

sam.t

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • goole east yorkshire
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 02:43:03 pm »
i bought some of my chickens last year this time "pol" but they din`t come into lay until feb this year even my brahmas dont lay that many eggs over winter
my chicks(brahmas,orpingtons,silkies and hybrids) also have brown type poo sometimes and never had a problem you will be surprised wat does come out of their back ends
sam :chook: :goat:

gmacp

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Whipsnade
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 02:45:29 pm »
Ok, then I will leave it for a while, everyone has 'stomach trouble' at some point - and it usually sorts itself out.

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 03:38:39 pm »
i would worm and then just watch. is it fresh ground or has there been chucks on it in the last year. traditional breeds take longer to start laying. it could easily be spring before you get any eggs but you will in the end.

gmacp

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Whipsnade
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 04:08:36 pm »
It's fresh ground - just been fenced off.

daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 09:32:37 pm »
my hens are off lay atm but with subject of poo i got purple stains all over run as i fed them red cabbage

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010, 09:34:34 pm »
purple pooh eh, has the red cabbage effected the egg at all?? im having strange visions  ???  :wave:

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 07:52:16 am »
im sure there was an article somewere that said it did. something else turns them green. not sure if the customers would be keen on them.

Hermit

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 08:56:32 am »
None of my poultry will touch red cabbage, even the goat leaves it!
 Probably just change of diet along with fresh grass which may have been non existant or limited at their last abode. If they are wormed then just observe and dont worry.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2010, 10:45:49 am »
I have lights in my chicken sheds over winter, is on a timer and goes on at 6am until about 8, then again from 4pm until 8pm. They do lay through the winter, but I don't do it to the ones who are in their first winter. Mine are about 18 weeks now and have not started laying, so i don't hold many hopes for them, but the older batch is still laying. although they are now going into their third winter eggs are down a bit.

gmacp

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Whipsnade
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2010, 11:56:45 am »
The chicken has bright green poops now - i think this is bile and she is not eating/drinking? Should I take her to the vet?

All the other hens are fine.

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Chicken Stomach Trouble...
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2010, 01:42:06 pm »
green poo is normal too. if you think it sick take her. but the vet is very limited as to what they can do.

 

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