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Chickens not laying
Thu 15-Mar-12
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Sorry Aly, just searched for my poultry book and can't find it anywhere, so unable to offer much in the way of help - fingers crossed for you

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I have checked in my book and all the chicken forums I found with google with no result. Maybe he ate something that has poisoned him but all the others are fine. It is a mystery.

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Thu 15-Mar-12
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wave So sorry Aly, I can't find anything either except what you found already that it could be kidney related.  You have probably looked at this, but this link shows photos to compare.

http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

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Thu 15-Mar-12
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I'm sorry Aly but I can't find anything either...I will continue looking. 

Keep him warm & hydrated. If you have any yogurt give him some.

 

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Thu 15-Mar-12
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OK, found something at last.....here's the link. 

 

http://www.avianweb.com/poopology.html

 

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Feces (the solid tubular part)

  • Black or Tar-like: Internal bleeding (high in the digestive track) - potentially ingested something that is causing internal injury
  • Pea GreenLiver Damage
  • White or Clay color: Pancreas or digestive problems
  • Yellow to Greenish or Greyish Watery Droppings: One possibility: Chlamydophila psittaci
  • Lumpy or Undigested food: Incomplete digestion, PDDGiardia, hypermotile intestine
This site is quite comprehensive so have a look.
I will continue looking.

 

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Here is a set of photos of chicken poo, can you match up your cockerels offering with any of these?

 

http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

 

 

***Anyone with a delicate stomach don't look at these piccies........eeek......  You have been warned........big_laugh

 

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I can't find anything more but you could try posting on this American site. They used to be very good & helpful but I haven't been on it for a long time. This is a link to their emergency area, so read the instructions as they ask for a lot of information (photos are a great help too). People from all over the world post on there....it is not just Americans. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/3569/have-an-eme.....read-first

 

Hope it helps Aly.    big_hug

 

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Still no info on his poo so have posted on the backyard site to see what that throws up. He ran away from me just now when I offered the yogurt. He refused it but the others loved it! He pecked at the sweet corn I had left for supper and has put himself to bed. He still doesn't look good but to be honest I didn't expect him to last the day. Will have to see what tomorrow brings. Thank you for your help, at least if I can find out what is wrong, even if it can't save Boris, I may be able to help others. He is the one I swapped for a cookery book so I do not really know his history

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Have a near match to his poo and the diagnosis is kidney problem unknown cause, so doesn't look good.

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Sad news Aly, such a shame.

I'll try that again!

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