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Title: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on May 15, 2008, 16:29
Below are pictures of Chicken Droppings kindly donated by our members (the pictures not the poo).


Normal

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_19_48_0.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_19_48_3.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_19_48_4.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_23_02_0.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_23_02_1.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_23_02_2.jpeg)
(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_50_39_0.jpeg)  (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_23_02_3.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_20_08_11_8_22_16.jpeg)
(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_20_08_11_8_25_56.jpeg)
Picture taken by Catsmuvva

These last three pictures have shed intestinal lining in them - quite normal, not a cause for concern.


Coral coloured Urates

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_20_08_11_8_25_56.jpeg)

These are frequently deposited overnight and are quite normal

Oily and Foamy

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_19_48_1.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_17_08_11_9_19_48_2.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_38_56_3.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_38_56_4.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_43_09_0.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_43_09_1.jpeg)

The range of "Normal" is huge  :shock:

Ceacal
(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_43_09_2.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_43_09_3.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_43_09_4.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_45_40_0.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_45_40_1.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_45_40_2.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_45_40_3.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_45_40_4.jpeg) 

These are produced from the caecum of the chicken and are mustard to dark brown froth. They are expelled every 8 to 10 droppings.

Fly Maggots

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_48_57_0.jpeg)
(picture curtesy of Vember)

Flies will lay their eggs on moist chicken poo and in warm weather they will very quickly hatch into small maggots.

Watery

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_48_57_1.jpeg)

Watery droppings can be produced by hens which are too hot.  It can be a way for them to cool down by drinking a lot and losing some of their heat in frequent wet droppings.  It can also be a sign that the hens are not eating enough too.

Abnormal poos

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_48_57_2.jpeg)

Coccidiosis produces blood in faeces.

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705-241113171402.jpeg)

Above is from a chicken suffering with Clostridium perfringens.
see: http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=17568.msg1258576#msg1258576

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_48_57_3.jpeg)

The hen who produced this specimen was an older bird who became very thirsty.
She is producing a large amount of watery urates the cause of which is unknown, but could possibly be a kidney problem.

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_48_57_4.jpeg)

The hen who produced this specimen was about 25 weeks old. She went off her food and ate so little she became underweight. She held her tail down and was tired. She may have had worms and/or egg peritonitis.
(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_52_27_0.jpeg)

Worms

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_52_27_2.jpeg) (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705_06_10_11_1_52_27_1.jpeg)
picture taken by smiler43                                                      picture taken by Lindeggs

Tape Worm 

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705-141214145627.jpeg)

Broody Poo

(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/gallery/705-180413140858.jpeg)
Thanks to ANHBUC for this picture

Broody's poos are huge and very smelly !



Sulphur yellow, foamy dropping can bea sign of Blackhead (Histamonosis) which is caused by a protozoan parasite infecting the gut.  It is however rare in back yard hens !


This picture was taken after 2 days treatment with flubenvet.  The worms are probably Ascaridia galli, they don't cause much harm to the birds unless they are present in large numbers.  It is not unkown for them to enter the reproductive tract from the digestive tract via the vent and be found inside an egg  :shock:

Please feel free to comment on these pictures and post any you may want to know about or think would be good to add to this album.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: babe on May 16, 2008, 15:41
woo hoo aunty, queen of poop's  :D

an odd but super helpful selection of photo's.

im sure this will help prevent alot of panic for us chicken huggers  :D

thanky yooooo
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Wildeone on May 16, 2008, 19:59
perfect!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: shaun on May 16, 2008, 20:48
i'm stuck for words  :roll:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Brambles on May 16, 2008, 22:08
Thank you, thank you, thank you Aunt Sally...  Not had much of a problem yet in the 5 years that I have had chooks...  but the pics have helped me sort out a few queries that I have had over the time...
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: smiler43 on May 17, 2008, 12:56
:D Brill Aunty, it will help a lot for us newbie chicken keepers, think one on there is mine too!!  woohooo

How sad recognising your own chickens poo!!!!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on May 17, 2008, 12:58
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

How must this topic look to the outside world  :shock:  :wink:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: shaun on May 17, 2008, 16:01
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

How must this topic look to the outside world  :shock:  :wink:


hideous ?  :wink:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: babe on May 17, 2008, 22:10
Quote from: "shaun"
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

How must this topic look to the outside world  :shock:  :wink:


hideous ?  :wink:


we still on about poo......or shauny's legs in pink lycra??? :D
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Bigbadfrankie on June 11, 2008, 23:09
Oh Aunty what a load of S***
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 11, 2008, 23:17
Thank you Frankie, I knew you'd have a valuable contribution to make  :wink:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: azubah on June 19, 2008, 20:38
See white watery picture in gallery above.

I am now convinced that poops like these are caused by bad diet, if there are no other symptoms. Mine do them if they steal cat food or if I give them too much bread.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 19, 2008, 20:47
Goodness me tell me about the chook  !

Was it a hot day ?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: azubah on June 19, 2008, 21:00
Hi Aunty. She was about 2 years old when I got her in September 2007. I was told that she was a Warren. I think an ex bat, but not totally sure. Around the end of February she started drinking enormous quantities of water but was still laying. Eventually her eggs (which were brown) became white. She started to look unhappy and lethargic and stopped laying so I had to terminate her at the end of April. I was not at all happy about this as I had never killed a pet before, but felt that I had no choice. Any ideas on what was the trouble?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 19, 2008, 21:10
Just a guess but I'd say a kidney problem.  Hence the drinking a lot and passing a lot of water out in her urates.  

She'd had a hard life and you gave her a happy and descent end to it  :D

Can I put the picture in the galery please ?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: azubah on June 19, 2008, 21:41
Certainly. Anything to be of help. Actually my dates are a bit out. I made a post under 'very thirsty hen' in May and got a sympathetic reply.
I did wonder about some kind of poisoning from eating spring plants or slug pellets used the previous spring. (I have not used slug pellets since the spring before getting these hens.) The other hen is still well although she ate the same diet.
As you say, she had a hard life, but she seemed to enjoy her short time in my garden. I am just suprised that no-one else has seen poop like hers.
Thanks for your reply. Your work on this site is much appreciated.
Do I have to email the photo to you or can you get it from my post?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 22, 2008, 14:23
Thanks for the picture, I'll add it to the gallery  :D
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: shaun on June 22, 2008, 21:31
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
Thanks for the picture, I'll add it to the gallery  :D


do you realy have too aunty  :roll:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 22, 2008, 21:41
Shaun

You don't even have any chickens so why are your reading up about chicken poo  :?:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: shaun on June 22, 2008, 21:44
cus i might be getting a chicken when i retire but i dont know if i should get a chicken or a hen  :?  :wink:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 22, 2008, 21:47
Quote from: "shaun"
cus i might be getting a chicken when i retire but i dont know if i should get a chicken or a hen  :?  :wink:


Get back down to the Equipment Shed Shaun.  You left a terrible mess down there  :evil:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: violet on June 26, 2008, 10:44
Hmmmm this topic takes me back to my days as a student midwife... we had to be able to describe what sort of poo to expect from birth and for the first couple of weeks of a baby's life?????
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 26, 2008, 11:33
OOooo.. that fits in with scrambled eggs  :shock:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Roughlee Handled on June 26, 2008, 12:48
What about a bum gallery Aunty or a pooo-y bottom gallery.

I only have two ladies but soon will have six and finding the offending lady may rely on whether her bum is clean or not.

(http://www.24t.co.uk/poobum.jpg)

Paranoid and Roughlee Handled
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Zak the Rabbit on June 26, 2008, 16:48
aunty, thats one of the strangest, but most usefull galleries ive seen! I always think when it comes to identifying whats normal or not photos are the best method. I was a bit worried today about my girls who produced several odd poos after a mornnings free ranging, but i can see now that they are the caecal type, probably as a result of whatever odd stuff theyve been eating in the garden :D

it could do with more examples of abnormal types, such as as a result of worms etc, but hopefully from open source libraries, not from any members own birds!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 26, 2008, 18:02
Thanks zac, glad it helped you.

Pictures of chicken poo are not easy to find, strangely    :wink:

I can't imagine why   :roll:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 26, 2008, 18:05
Give that girl a wash Roughly  :!:

I don't mean roughly I mean....   Ro.... Oh, I give up :lol:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Roughlee Handled on June 26, 2008, 20:21
It is ok she has been having a cold shower all day so no need to wash her. What with this rain and all. My 1000 ltr IBC is full in one day !!!!!!!!!!! Lucky I have two and plumbed the second one in as an over flow.  

Thanks for the advice Aunty.

Paranoid and Roughlee Handled
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 26, 2008, 21:47
Quote from: "Roughlee Handled"
What with this rain and all. My 1000 ltr IBC is full in one day !!!!!!!!!!! Lucky I have two and plumbed the second one in as an over flow.


 :shock: What Rain  :!:  It's taken me 2 visits to the lottie (yesterday and today) to water all my plants, we've not had rain for about a month  :evil:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Roughlee Handled on June 26, 2008, 22:26
I could send you some by post.   I will give it for free you just have to pay posty.  



Wet and windy Roughlee.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 26, 2008, 22:31
E-mail it to me dear - no postage on that  :wink:  :roll:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Roughlee Handled on June 27, 2008, 06:37
One watery email on its way.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: shaun on June 27, 2008, 23:51
disgusting  :wink:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on June 28, 2008, 05:48
Quote from: "shaun"
disgusting  :wink:


Rain is not disgusting Shaun - it's essential  :!:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Miss Bean 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:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: knittywittywoo 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.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: compostqueen on July 24, 2008, 10:34
:D  :lol:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: azubah 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.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd90/warren1bucket/yellowpoop.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally 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  :!:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: helen houghton on July 28, 2008, 22:28
:D Thanks Aunt Sally i think i`ve found one likes hers.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on July 28, 2008, 23:09
I hope it's good new for you Helen  :D
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: colliebird on August 15, 2008, 13:44
Is this what ceacal poo means???????????

 :(
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: colliebird on August 15, 2008, 13:45
http://www.vetstoria.co.uk/templates/poultry_black_head-9-335-familyfarm.html

sorry forgot URL
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: colliebird 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.

 :cherry:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally 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
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Nogger on August 27, 2008, 21:55
:?  :? whats this ceacal,i happen to be a chick novice and i think i have this ceacal problem  :o doesn't look to good i might say :shock:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: colliebird on August 28, 2008, 09:21
I had this problem when I first got my hens just over 3 weeks ago.  I
told the people who sold me the hens and they said to give them a couple of weeks as it could be stress.
Sure enough, almost all of it has cleared up and there is just the occassional ceacal poo which is, I'm told and have read, normal. (panic over!!  :)

My hens have since started to lay, the Bluebell being the first and she is laying about 3 eggs a week, the Sussex Star has started to lay, though only about 1 or 2 a week and one of the Black Rocks is laying me double yolk eggs.  The other Black Rock hasn't started to lay yet, but it's early times I suppose.

They are fed organic layer pellets and organic mixed corn.  They get some blueberries when I have any to spare (the Thrush has cleaned off most of the berries), carrot tops and bits of apple.

I've read and been told to hang a cabbage for them to peck at.  I did, and they aren't the slightest bit interested!!! :(

I'm really enjoying the eggs for breakfast though :flower:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: purplegoffer on September 02, 2008, 21:18
I have a 12 month old hen who has not been right for some time.  Thought it was mites, but it isn't.  However she has a very mucky bum, although the colour and texture of the poo's look "normal".
I have also had 2 shell less eggs which I think are hers.
Any advice please? :?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on September 02, 2008, 21:38
More calcium !!

Do they have crused oyster shell ?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: chickenlady on September 02, 2008, 21:55
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"


(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Poo/Watery1.jpg)

The hen who produced this specimen was an older bird who became very thirsty.
She is producing a large amount of watery urates the cause of which is unknown, but could possibly be a kidney problem.


Hello I have found 2 or 3 white watery poops(same as 2nd pic under abnormal) in the garden over the last week??? not sure which hen is doing it but they all seem bright and healthy! no excessive drinking etc should I be worried? 3 girls are 16weeks the other 2 are aprox 23wks. the older girls are both laying well?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on September 02, 2008, 22:07
If they are all bright and healthy and eating then I'd not worry about the occasional odd poo but a hen which produces poo like this constantly would have a problem .
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: chickenlady on September 02, 2008, 22:18
thankyou Aunt Sally Again! I need to stop looking at all these pictures I think I might be a chicken hypercondriac!!!!! :shock:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: purplegoffer on September 02, 2008, 22:37
Thank you for that.  I have been feeding layers pellets, plus veggies from the garden, but no crushed oyster shell.  I shall get some tomorrow. :D
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: aspirant on September 09, 2008, 09:27
This poo guide is really helpful for those of us new too hen keeping - I only found one book that showed a picture of a 'normal' poo and didn't realise what a variety of 'normal' ones there are. I was panicking for the first week that they all had the runs until I discovered the photos on here. Thanks  :D
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: aspirant on September 09, 2008, 09:30
I can't believe I am spending my coffee break checking out chicken poos - is this a common side effect of hen keeping?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on September 09, 2008, 11:59
Quote from: "aspirant"
I can't believe I am spending my coffee break checking out chicken poos - is this a common side effect of hen keeping?


 :lol: yes  :wink:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on November 06, 2008, 16:24
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Poo/Watery2.jpg)

One of my hens is partially moulting and off her feed but is reasonably active is doing poos like this.  If it doesn't improve I'll have to take her to the vets.  

My other girl is moulting even more heavily but her poos are still quite normal.  

Any ideas  :?:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: poultrygeist on November 06, 2008, 17:12
Looks similar to the watery poo for under-eating, which would make sense.
Could she be nibbling at anything unusual due to not eating her pellets ?

Rob 8)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Brambles on November 14, 2008, 23:21
I cleaned out my hen house this afternoon and picked up what I thought was an egg.  It was the size of a medium to large egg!  Pinkish -brown on the outside.  I was sure it was an egg until I picked it up, it was soft... so I thought it was an egg without a shell (never had one before!).  Then it broke open and was dark brown inside and obviously then I guessed it was pooh!  That was one BIG pooh..  My question is:- Is this normal?
Thank you for hints, tips and general info that has saved me from being a nervous wreck around my chooks...
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: azubah on December 28, 2008, 19:19
Big poos seem to be normal for a laying hen. Mine do one big poo in the morning followed by lots of smaller ones later on.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: princesspoultry on May 25, 2009, 01:22
 What will the the poo look like if they have coccidia?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Foxy on May 25, 2009, 11:32
What will the the poo look like if they have coccidia?

look at the first piccy in abnormal poos. The droppings will be loose, sometimes frothy and often blooming and the gut becomes more infected and damaged by the infection. Cocci usually strikes young 6 -14 week old chicks and is characterized by fluffed up, huddled, head sunk into chest, wings dropped followed invariably by death.
Treatment: ASAP - Coxoid, not sure what it is called in the States ??? Amprolium is the main ingredient though.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: usefulgas on May 27, 2009, 13:01
oh boy this has been the best news yet....my girls are normal...ho-ho
champagne for breakfast tommorow then........!
this is only day three to my new mum staus, of three 8weeks old girls.......so glad we are in "normal" it was the brown/orange ones I was concerned about....
 :lol: :closedeyes: :lol:

thank you Aunt Sally, thats why U R the best !!!!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on May 27, 2009, 13:05
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

It's all just a load of ...........




....... photographs  ;)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: yotgirl on May 29, 2009, 22:29
 :lol:
Wow, just sat fascinated for a good 5 mins.. prob should keep this quiet from non-chook friends, eh? Verrrrrrrry helpful as have been following 4 hens around trying to spot which is doing the frothy yellow poo and all stubbornly healthy & perky.  So now reasured, cheers! It's to be sunny in Scotland this w/end, miracle, chooks will hopefully not die of shock...
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Vember on May 30, 2009, 10:01
:lol:  :lol: :lol:

Welcome to the forums yotgirl :D

Sarah :D


Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: mears on June 09, 2009, 16:14
this is fantastic i was about to put a poo quiery but now i know there all within normal range phew  :)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: scabs on June 09, 2009, 17:26
I've never seen so much poo!  :lol: I feel a bit gippy now...  :(

Thanks though, really informative!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: dizzylizzie on June 30, 2009, 13:38
this is a really good idea! i havent got my chucks yet, and im already worrying about all sorts, but thanks to this i have 1 less thing to worry about- well done aunt sally :D
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: North Devon Dumpling on July 06, 2009, 17:59
How about turquoise poo!! :ohmy:  Of our 3 hens 1 was a bit off colour about a week ago, not eating and looking thoroughly fed up, she has now cheered up but is still not really laying (1 yesterday after a week of nothing).  Now another one is really down, hardly eating, just gone to bed! is drinking lots and producing very watery poo.  In the hen house undernearth where she perches her poo looks turquoise!, seems to be reacting with the woodchippings we put under the perch (not dusty).  I did catch her scratching on the compost heap yesterday so she isn't that bad and does scratch about a bit, but her tail is down and she really isn't eating.  She has been trying to lay today and OH found a 'funny egg' a couple of days ago (so probably not egg bound and we have had a look).  Any ideas?

Thanks.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: azubah on July 06, 2009, 20:24
How about turquoise poo!! :ohmy:  Of our 3 hens 1 was a bit off colour about a week ago, not eating and looking thoroughly fed up, she has now cheered up but is still not really laying (1 yesterday after a week of nothing).  Now another one is really down, hardly eating, just gone to bed! is drinking lots and producing very watery poo.  In the hen house undernearth where she perches her poo looks turquoise!, seems to be reacting with the woodchippings we put under the perch (not dusty).  I did catch her scratching on the compost heap yesterday so she isn't that bad and does scratch about a bit, but her tail is down and she really isn't eating.  She has been trying to lay today and OH found a 'funny egg' a couple of days ago (so probably not egg bound and we have had a look).  Any ideas?

Has she been eating red cabbage? That can cause turquoise poo I believe, though I have never actually seen it.

Thanks.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on July 06, 2009, 20:33
Have they  been wormed NDD ?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: North Devon Dumpling on July 07, 2009, 07:48
No, good point  :blink: They do get anti worming stuff in their water but it doesn't get rid of them if they have worms.  Best get to Mole Valley for Flubenvent!  Thanks, could well be an issue.  (embarresed now I didn't think of it!).
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: traacyken on August 08, 2009, 21:49
ive notices some of the watery brown poos as well as stood in them :tongue2: youve done a fab job with the poo pics, ive never wormed ours yet :unsure:thanx as i know there normal! :D do you have to worm all chickens or just if you see any signs ov worms :wacko:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Rex on August 08, 2009, 23:29
My Barred Rock rooster is struggling to breathe and has bright yellow fluid diarhea. (It's not excessively hot weather now.) I've been feeding him aureomycin liquid with a syringe along with clear fresh water. He hasn't eaten for 2 days and only stands occasionally. Is there any hope for him?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on August 08, 2009, 23:31
That sounds bad Rex.  Did the vet prescribe the aureomycin ?

You could mention the possibility of Histamonosis to the vet.

Hove you wormed the birds with flubenvet recently ?  It should be done regularly traacyken !

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=4348.0
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Rex on August 09, 2009, 02:15
My vet doesn't do birds,  I got a terramycin suggestion from my barber/farmer. She said it sounds bad and too late to fix.

Farm and Fleet had terramycin in pill form for cattle, the department manager said aureomycin was the thing to use.

I've only had this bird for a few weeks and know absolutely 0 about long term bird care. He was a stray needing food and a safe place to stay so I'm learning as I go.

He was OK alone in his outdoor cage all day, out for @ 1 hour in the evening. My friend's 4 hens came to stay for 2 weeks while his family was on vacation. He free ranged with them all day, whether that had anything with this I don't know. The hens don't have this problem. So far.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on August 09, 2009, 07:36
You didn't say if he's been wormed.  The symptoms you describe sound as if it could be worms.

Most poultry keepers use flubenvet for worming but you could take him to the vet and ask them do dose it with panacur and repeat it again in a week's time (if the bird is still alive).
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Rex on August 09, 2009, 17:57
Despite maximum effort including calls to numerous vets, electrolytes, antibiotics, consultation with 2 poultry forums, and a 1am run to Walgreens for yogurt and vitamin B, Chester the rooster lost the fight this morning.

Thanks for all the help which I'll pass on to anyone in need.

Rex
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on August 09, 2009, 18:03
Sorry to hear that, but you did all you could for him  :(.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Rex on August 10, 2009, 01:53
Thanks for the support. I have a bad case of the "If I only would haves" going right now.
How can I send a picture of the Poo to add to the Guide to help someone else?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: shaggybfc on August 18, 2009, 20:33
Hi, I'm new to this chicken keeping game, therefore maybe a little over worried about completely normal things.  We have 4 Ex-Batts (2 weeks now) and 1 girl, Maude, isn't laying (6 days now) but otherwise seems to be well.  She eats plenty of layer pellets plus all other bits and pieces she can find free-ranging.  She has now done 2 poos that look like this.  Is there anything wrong with her?
(http://i32.tinypic.com/21jnek6.jpg)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on August 18, 2009, 21:25
Don't know about that one.  It's very mucousy.  Was it very smelly ? 

Just keep an eye on her if there is something wrong it will stay like that if not it will return to normal.

I suppose that's a bit obvious really  ::)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: MaryLou on August 18, 2009, 22:15
So relieved to find I am not the only sad person who peers worriedly at chicken poo!  Comes from having children and breeding Burmese cats in the past, I suppose.  Huge relief to recognise all that I have been removing daily from the hen house is in the normal range.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: PhyllsFarmFamily on November 09, 2009, 04:23
Hi, I'm new to this chicken keeping game, therefore maybe a little over worried about completely normal things.  We have 4 Ex-Batts (2 weeks now) and 1 girl, Maude, isn't laying (6 days now) but otherwise seems to be well.  She eats plenty of layer pellets plus all other bits and pieces she can find free-ranging.  She has now done 2 poos that look like this.  Is there anything wrong with her?
(http://i32.tinypic.com/21jnek6.jpg)
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How is Maude? Did you find out what caused it?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Bonniebean on December 10, 2009, 23:13
Thanks for this topic Auntie, I am so pleased to find I have normal poo, I can go to sleep now!
It was great to know this post was here  :) Sue
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: chooksbury on December 30, 2009, 22:09
 :wacko:  Never thought I'd say it but thankyou for the poo !  Very informative. 
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Pumpkin-Kat on December 31, 2009, 14:14
I agree very informative.  :happy: Thankyou Aunt Sally. I don't actually have my chooks yet till next month, but am researching all I can. Finding this site very useful, and had some pointers from Cara too.  :D
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Pony Girl on February 05, 2010, 13:11
I wanted to look up the infamous Chicken Poo Gallery. Is this the right place? Pictures all seem to be blank, so just wondered if it had moved anywhere or if it's just me? x
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on February 05, 2010, 14:52
The pictures are on page one PG
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Snoop on February 26, 2010, 11:47
Ever since I signed up to John's site, I've learned so much. Fantastic photos, Aunt Sally. Thanks.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on February 26, 2010, 13:33
We certainly do love poo here  ::)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: carl on February 26, 2010, 19:25
mmmmm that went down well with my dinner....feel a bit sick now....but will come in usefull when i get my chooks  :)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on February 26, 2010, 21:18
Carl, you will be amazed how much you end up looking at chicken pooh just to see if it is normal  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: hulgrin on March 17, 2010, 08:10
Yep, my chick had it's first runny poo this morning and by jove did it stink my garage out  :wacko: ! Started to worry then found this thread, brill  8)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Ribbit on April 13, 2010, 11:39
I had a topic on the forum yesterday. I suspect that this poo is form the same chicken. It looks like a normal poo but with a small blood red blob in it is this normal?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on April 13, 2010, 11:45
have you had a look at the photo's on page one? See if it matches any of them - you will be amazed at how many different poohs are classed as normal. If it is nothing like them then take a photo and put it on here so that somebody may be able to help - without seeing it we cannot help you.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Casey76 on April 13, 2010, 13:24
Sometimes when they shed a bit of intestine it looks blood red - this, believe it or not, is completely normal!

As joyful states, it is amazing at what is classed as "normal"!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Ribbit on April 13, 2010, 14:44
okay thank you! I know I may sound like a totally idiot but how do you upload pics?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on April 13, 2010, 18:21
Just follow this Ribbit :)

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=19476.0
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Snilsney on May 08, 2010, 14:34
Hi I am new to keeping chooks but however sad it may be these pics of poop have been really helpful to me.

Thanks very much.
 :wub:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on May 08, 2010, 14:45
Jolly good. 

If you get any good poos please post a picture for us to add to our gallery :)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: feelingbroody on May 28, 2010, 07:32
Fascinating and very informative, you can a lot by poo clearly....a la Dr McKeith
Thanks Aunt Sally and HF for pointing out this link

Broody :happy:


Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Wild Pony on June 07, 2010, 13:44
Excellent....and I thought it was only us nurses that openly discussed bowel habits, lolololol
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: SkyeBleu on July 06, 2010, 05:53
Auntie:
I've looked at the pictures of normal poo and have one that's a little different.  I've been finding it for the last 3 days in the same spot, on top of a garbage can.   It's thick, but somewhat rust colored.  I am not sure who's doing it yet.  I haven't noticed a smell that's bad.  I've been feeding my chickens Layena Pellets, Purina Scratch, and Oyster Shell. I also do water with ACV that's organic.  I have a mixed flock of chickens and ages.  Thanks. :unsure:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on July 06, 2010, 11:18
Take a picture of it and post it for us to see.  Some one here will have seen similar before :)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: victoria_plum on September 09, 2010, 09:40
Wow, what a brilliant set of poop pics!

Being new to this I was a bit worried to see a slightly bricky red poo this morning, but according to the pics it is normal.  I am amazed at the smell of some of the poo - especially when you're sitting on the grass watching them at close quarters!

Thanks Aunty.  :D
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: saribird on September 19, 2010, 19:37
Thanks for this sticky, Saw a poop with quite pinkish red bits in..worried me, and then saw the piccies, so not worried now, Ta x x x
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: rachelr on September 19, 2010, 19:42
  :)same here very greatful for pickies makes it a lot easier when you are a little worried

Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: TeaPots on December 12, 2010, 21:01
Wow, what a brilliant set of poop pics!

Being new to this I was a bit worried to see a slightly bricky red poo this morning, but according to the pics it is normal.  I am amazed at the smell of some of the poo - especially when you're sitting on the grass watching them at close quarters!

Thanks Aunty.  :D

And there is nothing on earth quite as rich as the pong of broody poop...recently trodden on!!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: maa1946 on January 27, 2011, 13:03
These pics are really helpful. I got 2 ex batts. end of Nov. and they have been producing poos with  blood in. I was really worried (although they have feathered up and are very bright and eating well). However, I can see that this looks like they are shedding some intestine lining. This was something I had never noticed with my previous birds. Do you have any idea how long it takes before their combs stand up? They look much firmer than when I first got them, but would be nice to see them looking like 'proper' chickens. Also do you reckon they will start laying again. 
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on January 27, 2011, 13:08
I got 4 rescues and their combs took a month or two to stand up, as for laying you may have to wait until about March (only 2 of mine still lay as the other 2 laid lashes straight away  ::)).
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: beulah59 on February 18, 2011, 15:17
Bright green poo, anyone?!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_pgwqUzglTu8/TV6MshFtHXI/AAAAAAAABuQ/CkrgS4bxruc/s640/DSCN4923.JPG)

Any ideas of the cause? There are one or two dotted around, and a sorry looking ex-batt (now three years old) who's moulting, but no-one else shows any sign of ill health.

And of course we're just about to go away for half term ... :(
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on February 18, 2011, 15:22
It's quite a big dollop so she must be eating.

She's either:

eaten a lot of greens;

got worms;

or has a liver/digestive problem.

Support her through the moult and possibly worm if you have some flubenvet handy.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: kerridwen on March 20, 2011, 02:45
Okay I've read through the thread. I now have a question about worms......

Can the worms that chickens get be passed on to humans?

I've not got chickens yet, they're due to hatch in about a week but I'd just like to know as I have two toddlers and I'd prefer them to stay worm free.

Thanks

Lorna
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: hillfooter on March 20, 2011, 03:07
Okay I've read through the thread. I now have a question about worms......

Can the worms that chickens get be passed on to humans?

I've not got chickens yet, they're due to hatch in about a week but I'd just like to know as I have two toddlers and I'd prefer them to stay worm free.

Thanks

Lorna

Worms infest birds via the things they eat either directly by eating the worms eggs or by eating an intermediate host like an earth worm or insect which carries the eggs.  It's a cyclic infestation so worms don't live and breed within a host chicken they just spend the adult part of their life cycle within a chicken so unless they pick up the eggs they won't get the worms.  The same goes for your toddlers. 

To ensure your birds don't get worms you need to break the cycle either by regularly moving the birds to worm free land or killing the adult worms within the bird (ie worming).
HF
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: kerridwen on March 20, 2011, 09:50

Worms infest birds via the things they eat either directly by eating the worms eggs or by eating an intermediate host like an earth worm or insect which carries the eggs.  It's a cyclic infestation so worms don't live and breed within a host chicken they just spend the adult part of their life cycle within a chicken so unless they pick up the eggs they won't get the worms.  The same goes for your toddlers. 

To ensure your birds don't get worms you need to break the cycle either by regularly moving the birds to worm free land or killing the adult worms within the bird (ie worming).
HF

Thanks ever so much for that.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on March 20, 2011, 11:04
Chicken worms will not infect humans so nothing to fear. 

Good hand hygiene with all pets is advisable to prevent bacterial infections.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: stoutfamily on March 28, 2011, 01:03
I'm a little concerned about one of my two chicks.  :unsure: I had my only grown chicken, a hen, die a couple nights ago from what I'm fairly sure was coccidiosis. She had runny poo for a day or two and then she started straining and having darker blood in her stool, to sometimes only blood coming out.
My chicks didn't come in contact with her or her poo very much and are on medicated started.

I've got one girl who seems to be having poo that is a bit more watery than usual and some that are nearly all white. I'm pretty sure it's only one since I've seen the other poo a bunch today and they were all normal.

Here's some examples:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/dublsided/2011-03-27_16-46-58_156.jpg)
All watery, white

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/dublsided/2011-03-27_16-46-29_718.jpg)
A little drier but can see the white ring around it.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/dublsided/2011-03-27_09-32-22_10.jpg)
This one is from yesterday. I thought it was probably caecal and when I cleaned it up I didn't see any red or blood, but it is unusual as compared to what they have been pooing.

Both chicks are acting fine and I've seen them eat and drink.
I have some stuff called Cocci-Rid which is 2.5% amprolium and I did give the chicks a little just in case.
I may just be a little paranoid after having lost my hen but I'm just trying to be cautious. Don't want to lose these girls too!

Thanks for any advice or help!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on March 28, 2011, 07:49
if they are on medicated feed you should never give them any other anti cocci medication as they won't work. Just keep an eye on her and if you do see cocci blood in her poo then stop her medicated feed get some organic chic crumb (this is not medicated) and then start treatment. Medicated feed does not stop them getting all types of cocci.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: hillfooter on March 28, 2011, 09:19
I'm a little concerned about one of my two chicks.  :unsure: I had my only grown chicken, a hen, die a couple nights ago from what I'm fairly sure was coccidiosis. She had runny poo for a day or two and then she started straining and having darker blood in her stool, to sometimes only blood coming out.
My chicks didn't come in contact with her or her poo very much and are on medicated started.

I've got one girl who seems to be having poo that is a bit more watery than usual and some that are nearly all white. I'm pretty sure it's only one since I've seen the other poo a bunch today and they were all normal.

Here's some examples:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/dublsided/2011-03-27_16-46-58_156.jpg)
All watery, white

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/dublsided/2011-03-27_16-46-29_718.jpg)
A little drier but can see the white ring around it.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/dublsided/2011-03-27_09-32-22_10.jpg)
This one is from yesterday. I thought it was probably caecal and when I cleaned it up I didn't see any red or blood, but it is unusual as compared to what they have been pooing.

Both chicks are acting fine and I've seen them eat and drink.
I have some stuff called Cocci-Rid which is 2.5% amprolium and I did give the chicks a little just in case.
I may just be a little paranoid after having lost my hen but I'm just trying to be cautious. Don't want to lose these girls too!

Thanks for any advice or help!

Hmmm! 2Mental note to self. Must remember not to read this site until after breakfast".
HF
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: stoutfamily on March 29, 2011, 00:15
if they are on medicated feed you should never give them any other anti cocci medication as they won't work. Just keep an eye on her and if you do see cocci blood in her poo then stop her medicated feed get some organic chic crumb (this is not medicated) and then start treatment. Medicated feed does not stop them getting all types of cocci.

Ok thanks!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: the roost on April 18, 2011, 14:50
Just a thought...if your hens are on the medicated feed, but have been either eating lots of treats or free-ranging outside on lots of yummy grass etc. they will have been consuming less of the medicated feed and the protection it gives will have therefore been reduced! A change in their usual diet may also cause strange poos as well as drinking a lot of water in the warm weather we have been having.
So sorry to hear about your big hen, was she at point of lay? It is quite unusual for laying hens to get coccidiosis but you do need to be quite vigilant during the transition from the medicated feed to the layers non-medicated as they can be vulnerable to this horrid disease at this time.
Hope this helps and the rest of your flock are ok.
Title: Broody poo
Post by: ANHBUC on April 05, 2012, 15:53
Thought other members might be interested in a picture of broody poo!   :tongue2:

Have read quitre a bit about it so here is the real thing (good job the computer doesn't have smelly vision).   :lol:

This is off a Wyandotte Bantam so you can imagine a larger hens poop.

Aunt Sally could you attach this to your Poo Picture Topic please?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: sliverus on March 19, 2013, 03:12
I am so glad that someone has made this post. I found it really helpful! Fancy that, I actually searched "sick chicken poop" and pressed Images to get an idea of what I was looking at, ha ha  :lol: Lucky I found this post! I was so scared that my chick was terminally ill, but its just Ceacal! phew!  :blush:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on March 19, 2013, 08:57
 :lol: :lol: glad they have helped  :)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on March 19, 2013, 09:35
That is huge ANHBUC  :ohmy:

I'll put it in the poo gallery.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: ANHBUC on March 19, 2013, 10:36
That is huge ANHBUC  :ohmy:

I'll put it in the poo gallery.

Why thank you so muchley Aunty.  It is a good job you don't have "smellyvision" as the smell is as huge as the poo.   :lol:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on March 20, 2013, 15:55
broody poops are very much like a terrier dog sized poop  :ohmy:
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: ANHBUC on March 20, 2013, 15:58
broody poops are very much like a terrier dog sized poop  :ohmy:

Amazing as it is from my smallest broody bantam Dotty who only weighs around 750g 
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: lajuj on April 23, 2013, 03:13
anty sally thanxs ,these are things i didnt know ....be blessed.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: WilliamZX on May 31, 2013, 19:31
I'm glad I read the poo page after I had dinner.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: KayTee on November 24, 2013, 16:49
(http://featherdust.critter.net/chickens/coho%20dropping.jpg)

Hi Aunty Sally - a new photo to add to your collection!
This is a photo of droppings from a chicken suffering from clostridium perfringens.  It is an intestinal infection (same family but not the same disease as botulism).  It can be caused by an impacted or sour crop, or by the chicken eating food that is off.  (Mouldy feed, rotten meat etc) 
Symptoms are weight loss, drinking excessive amounts of water, and diarrhea that consists of a lot of watery clear or white fluid, with small amounts of undigested seeds, greens etc.  The droppings have a strong, strange smell.  (Not horrible enough to make you gag, but different to normal droppings).
The photo is used courtesy of Nambroth, (from BackYardChickens).  My chicken had identical symptoms to hers, and I gave her the same treatment - a 10 day course of antibiotics (I used amoxicillin because it was all I had available), and probiotics to help restore the gut flora.  I honestly thought I would lose my girl, but thanks to seeing the photo and treatment ideas she's now doing great.  Chicken forums are such wonderful things!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on November 24, 2013, 17:26
Many thanks KayTee
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: small883 on September 08, 2014, 13:15
Hi
Thanks for posting this. I have a Suffolk Black Tail that has exactly the same symptoms and originally thought it was coccidiosis. My other two chicks don't have any symptoms. Please could you tell the dosage of the amoxicillin that you administered?
Many thanks, any help would be appreciated

Small883

Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: vtoria71 on October 20, 2014, 02:11
 :D Thank you for the poop I have been have this problem with on of my girls and Have lost one id the a natural remedy  for clostridium perfringens??????
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Sienna HoneyBun on November 08, 2014, 16:14
My hen is leaving strange droppings, and they look NOTHING like any of the pictures shown in this article.

She is an Ameraucana, about 4 months old, not to mention she is to be my show bird sometime soon... I am kind of freaking out! This is my first year taking care of my own show chicken, for we had our Silkie (bantam) rooster long enough to enter in the county fair, and I am not an expert on their health. I'm more of a show expert. :lol:

You see I have only had her for about a month now and I'm still trying to learn more of her breed.

Her poop is clear and watery with little bits of what looks like blood. When I went to clean it up, it was sticky and gross, not like anything else I've cleaned up after her.

Anyway, I just need to know if this is normal, I don't my 4-H leader asking about this and me not knowing how to answer. Plus, she is my pet, and I don't want her getting sick or anything.

Thank you so much! :)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: azubah on November 09, 2014, 08:36
Is she eating?
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Pottage on December 13, 2014, 11:47
I've found this thread really helpful since I got my ex barn girls 6 months ago.  We have been struggling with tapeworm after they came to us with it, we are now treating with Panacur 10% and it seems to be working.  Someone passed a full worm this morning rather than the usual tiny segments, I thought this might be useful to you?

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10438644_10152841567039651_2466616344110657963_n.jpg?oh=0b2791b28717e52e551267a578ddcd52&oe=550B4A10&__gda__=1425669382_e826be8239b5c487ad9bfdb8da2ff426)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on December 13, 2014, 16:58
Many thanks Pottage.

I'll be adding that to the poo gallery.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on December 14, 2014, 10:51
great photo, hopefully they will thrive now that you are getting rid of the tapeworm.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Devotedtochicks on April 09, 2015, 18:20
Hi all,

I think I have something to add to the chicken poo picture page.

One or more of my girls have some worms that I am unable to get rid of. I have searched high and low on the internet and haven't seen any similar pic unfortunately. So if these can be identified it might help others like me who are searching.

I regularly worm all my animals and use the usual Flubenvet for the chickens but it doesn't seem to touch them. I have also treated them for tape worm just in case and also for coccidiosis using Harker's Coxoid.

If anyone has any ideas I would be ever so grateful. I can't see how to post any pics (perhaps because I haven't posted on the forum enough?) but I have one pic and a video. The pic is of little orange eggs and the video is off the little white flat worms moving around. I would be happy to send them somewhere if anyone is happy to help or would like to see for future reference :)

Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on April 10, 2015, 07:19
hello your photos would be wonderful to post on here, if you click on the Attachments and other options it should allow you to post pictures.
It might be worth having a word with your vets to see if they will prescribe drontal or something similar to help get rid of them if flubenvet isn't working - usually a second course a week later clears them up. you may have to move your birds incase there is a heavy worm egg infestation in the ground
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Devotedtochicks on April 10, 2015, 10:06
Hi Joyfull,

Thanks so much for replying :)

I haven't thought to use Drontal even though that is what I give to both my cats and dog.

To be honest though my local vets, who are great with regular animals, don't really have a clue when it comes to chickens so I usually only visit them when I need a course of antibiotics or a biopsy. They also don't prescribe anything that isn't licensed specifically licensed for use with chickens - what I wouldn't do to live near a knowledgeable (and reasonably priced) chicken expert vet! :)
 
I wasn't able to post pictures using my usual Firefox browser but have switched to Safari and seem to now be able to drag images over, so thanks for clarify that I should be able to, hopefully this will work!

These look like eggs to me...
(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/Users/jodytanner/Downloads/IMAG0178_smaller.jpg)

And these are a couple of still from the video showing the worms moving...
(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/Users/jodytanner/Desktop/Screen shot 2015-04-10 at 09.45.27.jpg)
(http://chat.allotment-garden.org/Users/jodytanner/Desktop/Screen shot 2015-04-10 at 09.45.42.jpg)

Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Linda Andlinda on May 18, 2015, 10:19
Hi,

I'm new here, can I post photo's & ask for advice on them here?
I'm presuming I can, just don't know how - if someone could give me some advice i'd really appreciate it.

I was directed to this site in an answer to a post on a facebook group about something in a chicken poo that I'm trying to identify.

Thanks
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: mumofstig on May 18, 2015, 11:25
Click here
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?board=3.0

Under the banners, on the right side click the new topic box, then you can ask your question - hope it makes sense from there
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: CJ01 on December 23, 2015, 13:39
 :) Very informative! I rescue abandoned chicks in the Caribbean and, once grown, release them into my front garden. Unlike many chickens on the island, they never scavenge in the trash and love coming twice a day for their food. I have three babies at the mo. Han Solo, Colonel Sanders and Wendi. overnight, Wendi started to have blood in her poop, is very lethargic and not interested in eating. They live, as they are only a few weeks old, in very controlled environments. Wendi has been eating chicken crumbles and has fresh water too. Col. Sanders (who shares a house with Wendi) seems okay, though a little lethargic. He does want to eat though. Will the Colonel have whatever Wendi has?Wendi is having a cuddle with me at the mo, but I think she's not going to survive. Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: joyfull on December 31, 2015, 07:58
sorry nobody has replied earlier to this and I hope they have survived. Sadly with young birds and blood in their poo usually signifies coccidiosis. You can buy treatment for this and should always have some o n hand if breeding birds. It is highly contagious and the birds usually only last a day or 2 without treatment. If the feed you are giving them already says it has ACS in it then you need to get feed without when giving them the coccidiosis treatment.
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: TonyC on May 12, 2016, 11:19
Hi
One of my chickens  discretion is a watery content and a strong yellow color that dyes the wood chipping , the birds seem to be eating and drinking ok and don't seem lethargic in anyway, I can send a picture if needed. The poo seems to come out with force as it spreads over a couple of inches as though its been excreted with force.
Thanks
TonyC
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Pottage on April 20, 2017, 13:09
I posted the tapeworm picture back in 2014 (!), and have just found this when clearing out my Cloud backup that I thought you might also like to add.  It's what the tapeworm segments look like when they are expelled rather than the whole worm, which is quite rare to see.

An update to my original post - it ended up taking us YEARS to fully clear the tapeworm.  I poo picked their run and the garden like a loon to stop the segments getting in the ground, and tried pretty much every wormer known to man under the direction of my vet.  Nothing worked!  Strangely enough, all my birds were implanted with Suprelorin at the same time for egg related issues at the beginning of this year, and the tapeworm seem to have finally gone!   The birds do not seem to be reinfecting themselves, but it's early days yet so I'm still cautious. 

I wonder is the Suprelorin affected the tapeworm in the same way it does mammals and birds, preventing reproduction and the horrible things have just finally given up and died.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18011012_10155100130104651_3000046579434396153_n.jpg?oh=18cacbecd926f715d75c16320b8024cf&oe=598FF3D6)
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Hannajane on May 29, 2017, 14:39
Newbie here and to chicken keeping. I noticed this morning when I let the girls out that one had a blooming poo. This post has been very helpful.......odd but helpful. I think I've identified it as an intestinal shed poo....how long will that last? Is it a once in a while thing or will it happen for a day at a time?? How many should I expect to see before I become alarmed?
Will keep an eye out for irregularities and hope to keep the girls happy & healthy!
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Sophia3775 on July 28, 2017, 17:51
i have a poop question and trying to post a pic and cant seem to get the image on the post. any help on how to post the pic to the post?
 
Title: Re: 4. Poo - The Chicken Keeper's Guide
Post by: Aunt Sally on July 28, 2017, 23:53
This may help you, Sophia:

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=19476.0