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Aunt Sally

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2008, 22:31 »
E-mail it to me dear - no postage on that  :wink:  :roll:
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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2008, 06:37 »
One watery email on its way.
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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2008, 23:51 »
disgusting  :wink:
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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2008, 05:48 »
Quote from: "shaun"
disgusting  :wink:


Rain is not disgusting Shaun - it's essential  :!:

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2008, 22:07 »
that's the most, um, impressive photo gallery I've ever seen on the web. hadn't ever imagined that I would be excited to see such a collection. I just skidded on one of those yellowy ones, so felt compelled to check that it was in the "ok" category!  :lol:
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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2008, 09:34 »
Thanks for that, who'd have thought I'd click to see pics of poo.
I was abit worried about mine as they seem to do no poo in the house overnight ( very houseproud my hens :lol: ) but first thing in the morning it's massive. Now I know it is normal, thanks.

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2008, 10:34 »
:D  :lol:

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2008, 14:59 »
Here's one you do not seem to have aunty.  
I think this hen is egg-bound as the symptoms came on just when I was expecting her to start to lay. Some of her poops were much more yellow with solid yellow bits than in this picture.



The hen that did this is about 25 weeks old. She went off her food and eats little so she is now underweight. She holds her tail down and is tired. She has a thin little high pitched voice. I don't think she is in pain, but she is perhaps uncomfortable as she does not have much enthusiasm for food. Some days she is better than others. Do you think that there is any hope for her? She is a black star. My other hens mug me if I go near with a sandwich, but she just mopes.
update.
I found this hen collapsed and very weak a few days later and had to put her to sleep. She clearly was not going to get better. I think it was egg peritonitis as she was due to start laying but did not.

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2008, 15:26 »
She's not digesting her food - there's whole grains in that poo !  She may have worms and she may have egg peritonits. She's certainly a sick bird and I'd take her to the vets.

Please let us know what treatment you give her and how she gets on  :!:

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2008, 22:28 »
:D Thanks Aunt Sally i think i`ve found one likes hers.

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2008, 23:09 »
I hope it's good new for you Helen  :D

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2008, 13:44 »
Is this what ceacal poo means???????????

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2008, 13:55 »
Would it be spirochaete?

I'm beginning to get worried now  :cry:
I only have 4 little hens.  The one that
has this ceacal poo isn't laying yet.

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Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2008, 15:13 »
Passing caecal poos ie. faeces which has spent time in the caecum is quite normal and quit natural.  All hens pass a caecal poo about every 10th motion.  So don't worry  :!:  :D



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