How to know sick chickens with there dropings color.
Chickens drop wings can varied in shades of colors and textures from the Brown, green and even black. The standard varies according to the diet, species of chicken, the time of year and the general health condition of chickens. In addition, there are normal droppings all days, the droppings of the incubator, and droppings undigested from the pocket of the bag of the cecum. By observing your hens droppings, you will be able to see if something is wrong from the point of view of their health. With this article, you will be more equipped to analyze the normal droppings according to their diet and do not worry for nothing. Make sure you read to the end to get your bonus.
Normally, the droppings will be in shades of Brown, pretty solid in consistency with a kind of small covered white on top. The solid part are feces that contain food digested and partially digested so that the white part represents the uric acid, or which would be urine in another animal or human.
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Droppings of greenish colors;
Possible cause: intestinal worms, of Marek’s disease ‘, avian flu;
The most likely cause: diet rich in vegetables, herbs, grass, weeds and plants of all kinds.
Droppings of yellowish hues
Possible cause: Coccidiosis, intestinal worms, or a disease of the kidneys
Most likely cause: intakes of some foods such as forsythia flowers, strawberries or tomatoes and corn.
Droppings of black color
Possible cause: internal bleeding
Most likely cause: Ingestion of charcoal, wood ash, dark berries like blackberries or blueberries.
Liquid Brown droppings
Possible cause: Infection to the e. Coli or respiratory system infections such as bronchitis.
Most likely cause: Ingestion of food at higher content in cash, so the consistency of faeces will look more of a pudding and this can occur at a frequency of once every 7-8 filing of droppings, which is quite normal.
White or highly liquid manure
Possible cause: fungal Infection of the Cloaca see images and info: wind gleet, damage to the kidneys due to a too high-protein diet, stress, internal disease.
Most likely cause: Ingestion of a larger quantity than normal of water as summer in very warm period or swallowing large amounts of fruit like watermelon, celery or cucumbers.
Big pile of Brown droppings
When a hen hatches her eggs during a long period, or becomes (broody) need of hatching, rather than drop a dozen of droppings per day, she’ll hold them off until she leaves the nest and drop a few large droppings a day. Also, the first droppings in the morning can have this look right out of the dorm. This type of dung is completely normal.
Possible cause: a diet rich in red cabbage, beets or beet.
Orange or red droppings
Possible cause: Infection coccidiosis or lead poisoning.
Probable cause: swelling or inflammation of the intestinal wall. The Orange particles are sometimes confused for blood. This situation is quite normal on occasion and subsides naturally.
So, as you can see, normal droppings of chickens we are presented in colors and varied sizes. Usually, there is nothing to worry especially if you can identify the cause.
On the other hand, there is an event that you will never want to see, it’s definitely the blood in the stool.
Note: Full blood droppings, can report an infection to coccidiosis, a serious intestinal illness. If you suspect this infection, bring a sample to your vet as soon as possible in order to make the analysis and be able to start treatment.
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