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2018-12-27 17:15:21

All about the poops of hens-green, Brown, black and all shades through!

The droppings of chickens 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.

Generally, 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. So, the first few times or I notice droppings more black in the dorm I was worried and wondered if the chickens had no health problems or internal blood escaping. Then I was thinking about the content of their food from the previous day and reminded me that they were able to eat with small pieces of coal ash in their bath of ash to wash their feathers. This explained everything!

It is very beneficial for the health of the chickens to have a diet rich in wood ash. It contains vitamin K an agent coagulating blood, an agent detoxifying who cleanses the toxins from the body in a way similar to coal tablets in case of poisoning in humans. Wild animals have often been seen dining wood burned as a result of the forest fires. So there is nothing to worry about a few black droppings from time to time. Then, nothing of serves as a panic on the field or react too impulsively. Even if the droppings are normally Brown and consistent, it is also normal that their droppings can take different textures and colours depending on their diet. But it is important to be able to observe and differentiate the reasons that lead these changes and understand the causes before getting a veterinarian to worry.

Here are the most common problems and colors to recognize in your hens droppings:

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.

Droppings blued

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. coccidiosis, a serious parasite disease of the intestine.

This article could be translated, changed and directed by Louise Arbour of poulesenville with the permission and cooperation of Ms. Lisa Steele of the company Fresh Eggs Daily.

I sincerely thank her for pictures.

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