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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:21 am 
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Droppings
Symptom - Possible Cause

blood tinged diarrhea - Coccidiosis (intestinal

blood tinged diarrhea - Newcastle Disease (exotic)

bloody - Cecal coccidiosis

bloody - Newcastle disease

bloody cecal discharge - Blackhead

bloody diarrhea - Coccidiosis (cecal

bloody diarrhea - Fusariotoxicosis

bloody diarrhea - Infectious Bursal Disease

diarrhea - Botulism

diarrhea - Cholera (acute

diarrhea - Coccidiosis (intestinal

diarrhea - Cryptosporidiosis

diarrhea - Ergotism

diarrhea - Fatty Liver Syndrome

diarrhea - Histoplasmosis

diarrhea - Infectious Coryza

diarrhea - Infectious Stunting Syndrome

diarrhea - Listeriosis

diarrhea - Lymphoid Leukosis

diarrhea - Necrotic Enteritis

diarrhea - Omphalitis

diarrhea - Pseudomonas

diarrhea - Thrush

diarrhea - Aspergillosis (acute)

diarrhea - Stress

diarrhea (sometimes bloody) - Ulcerative Enteritis

diarrhea with vent pasting - Arizonosis

foamy - Intestinal parasites (protozoa)

foamy diarrhea - Colibacillosis

green - feed intake low, and bile not diluted

green diarrhea - Leucocytozoonosis

green diarrhea - Pullorum

green droppings capped with lge amts of white urates - Infectious Synovitis

greenish / yellow diarrhea - Chlamydiosis

greenish / yellow diarrhea - Cholera (acute

greenish / yellow diarrhea - Erysipelas

greenish diarrhea - Influenza

light yellow or yellowish green - Fowl typhoid

light yellow or yellowish green - Fowl Cholera

loose droppings - Lymphoid Leukosis

mucousy diarrhea - Coccidiosis (intestinal

mucousy, bloody diarrhea - Campylobacteriosis

offensive odor of droppings - Pasted Vent

pasty diarrhea - Coccidiosis (intestinal

pasty urate deposits - Gout (articular)

persistent diarrhea - Tuberculosis

profuse - Enteritis

profuse - Excess roughage in diet

profuse watery diarrhea - Rotraviral Enteritis

sometimes diarrhea - Toxoplasmosis

straining to poo - Infectious Bursal Disease

sulphur yellow - Blackhead

tan diarrhea - Coccidiosis (intestinal

undigested food in droppings - Infectious Stunting Syndrome

watery / white diarrhea - Cholera (acute

watery / whitish, blood tinged diarrhea - Infectious Bursal Disease

watery diarrhea - Campylobacteriosis

watery diarrhea - Cholera (acute

watery diarrhea - Coccidiosis (intestinal

watery diarrhea - Colibacillosis

watery diarrhea - Paratyphoid

watery greenish diarrhea - Newcastle Disease (exotic)

white droppings - Toxoplasmosis

white or greenish brown pasty diarrhea - Pullorum

whitish / watery, blood tinged diarrhea - Infectious Bursal Disease

yellow diarrhea - Colibacillosis

yellow diarrhea - Ochratozicosis

yellow diarrhea - Streptococcosis

yellow green diarrhea with large amounts of white urates - Spirochetosis

yellow greenish diarrhea - Chlamydiosis

yellowish droppings - CRD

As you all can see there is sooooooooo much to look for in the droppings!!
Normal droppings should be browny coloured with white urates(urine) in the dropping....if not then you could have a problem....This is why it is a good idea to regularly check droppings...I do quickly everyday when I let the birds out first thing in the morning...It does not take long and you will get used of what to look for...this can and does prevent a disease/disorder from getting a hold on the birds...first thing to look for..
Hope you all read this..
Cheers
Looloo :)


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Thanks looloo,
I found your list very helpful for finding possible causes to abnormal droppings.

thanks,
Andy.V


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Thats ok Andy..the more we all can learn the better...droppings are pretty gross to keep checking :lol: but boy can it save a lot of heartache in the long run...chooks are creatures that have to be dealth with in sickness very quickly and this is the best way to get a head start..
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Hooly dooly!!

Now, my birds have kind of brown poos that are runny but not watery and are sticky but aren't making a mess of their bum feathers. They have been wormed recently using Piperazine. They are point of lay. What could this be?

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Jamie it could be what you are feeding them or it could be cocci..
Loo


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Jamie my chicks have the same droppings, i'm sending it off today so i'll let you know what it shows up


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Thanks Sydnee, that'd be great.

Looloo, I am feeding pullet starter pellets, and a handful of the RSPCA free range poultry mix scattered on the ground for them to scratch. They're not getting much in the way of greens at the moment. Very dry and dusty here :D

Can adult birds get cocci, or just chicks? My young birds were all raised on the medicated crumbles. Did I do the wrong thing by feeding the medicated crumbles? :?


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Jamie you did the right thing starting the chicks on medicated crumbles...that is the best thing..this helps them with their immunity to cocci...once they are older they can deal with an outbreak better...

The prevenitive drugs are given in the chicks starter and grower feed, from day-old until 12-15 weeks of age. Such drugs are called coccidiostats, because they inhibit the growth of the coccia, but leave enough coccidia alive to permit the build-up of immunity to coccidiosis in the growing pullet.

You may find that your chicks come down with Coccidiosis if and when you stop feeding them medicated feed
The medicated feed has Amprol (Corid is Amprol) in it, this inhibits the protozoa from forming in the chick, it does not cure them, it just delays the inevitable until they are old enough to fight off the disease and their own immune system can take over and make antibodies


Yes adult birds can also get Cocci...there are about 9 different varieties that hit our chooks...
Can you tell me the amount or percentage of protein in the starter pellets?
You can give them a cabbage hung up in an open weave sac and they will pick at it all day on and off...they really do need greens more that they need the scratch...
I feed pellets..that is whichever one for the age group required and they free range on a grassed area all day.I only give them table scraps if suitable and a handful of wheat very occasionally as a treat..I prefer pellet feeding as it has all the vits and minerals and especially the necessary amount of protein that they must have to function properly...
Jamie can you see any blood or bloody gel in their droppings?or is their poos tinged with blood?If so then most likely they have cocci...
Any other symptoms showing at all?
Loo :)


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Thanks Looloo. :D I will have to have a look at the label on the bag. No, no other symptoms, no blood. Sometimes the droppings are a bit smelly. Not like ammonia though, just like they are really rich. Will put a cabbage in for them tomorrow morning. I have only just taken them off the poultry grower crumbles and put them on the starter pellets, so they might come good by themselves. I'll keep an eye on the situation. :wink:


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Hey, Loo I've just noticed you live on the border. Are you near Albury? :)


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Jamie..sent you a pm.
Loo


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looloo did u get this list from another website? if so which one?
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Mark have sent you a pm.
Cheers
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Hey guys just though I would ask you all if you have been refering to this droppings list??
I have printed this out and I keep it very handy to keep refering back to....This is the one Elsie...
Loo :)


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I have one hen that always seems to have wet droppings stuck around her bottom feathers - although so far she seems to be healthy otherwise - I am worried she must be sickening as it is not normal. What do you think?


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