Archive for May 2012

What is the Chicken Poo Telling Us

I have had several questions over the past couple of weeks regarding ill birds whose main diagnostic factor was the condition of their poo. I have found the pictorial guide in the following link very helpful for those trying to make a diagnosis:

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

One of the chief complaints is blood in the poo. As you’ll see, sometimes it is normal. Sometimes, it is not. It is important to also observe behavior to determine if the bird is showing signs of stress. This can be the differentiating factor between normal blood in the poo and a signal that something else is going on.