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My hens poo is runny

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My hens poo is runny

Post  emmared on Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:50 pm

is this normal? I only got them on Sunday so thought it might be change in food. But what else could it mean?

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Re: My hens poo is runny

Post  cheekychook on Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:59 pm

Hiya!

Are all the droppings runny or is the occasional one and does is have a chip shop curry sauce like appearance (TMI)? Shocked

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Re: My hens poo is runny

Post  emmared on Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:00 pm

just occasssional and yes just like that lol

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Re: My hens poo is runny

Post  cheekychook on Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:21 pm

It sounds like caecal poo which is normal and is just a sign that your hen's are having a good gut clear out. It occurs in around 1 in every 10 poos.

If the other droppings are solid, dark with white then this is a healthy sign. If they are dark and runny or clear and runny, then this could indicate that your hens are under the weather. If your hens are looking hunched up and withdrawn, then there'd be an indication that they are unwell.

http://www.henkeeping.co.uk/health.html

You're doing the right thing by keeping an eye on their droppings, it is a good indicator of their health.

Let us know if they continue to be runny.

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Really runny poo!

Post  remeeuk on Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:50 pm

Hi,
Newbie here!! I have three young birds and only one is laying at present, and today she has really runny poo, it was fine yesterday, but today it is bad! She seems to be straining aswell! Help!! Question
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Re: My hens poo is runny

Post  cheekychook on Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:37 am

Hi and welcome to the forum! Very Happy

Can you tell me what they are feeding on? Do they have access to a garden where they may have eaten something they shouldn't? Does your hen look OK otherwise or is she looking listless and inactive?

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