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PostSubject: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:06 pm

What do members do when their birds get watery droppings
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:16 pm

what corn are you usinG
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:44 pm

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What do members do when their birds get watery droppings

do the birds look healthy or are they looking hunched etc ...?

have you changed the corn recently...?
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:57 pm

Yes i have changed the corn recently.

I feed 2 parts budget mix thst I alwsys use
and 1 part wheat

but I ran out of wheat andI bought a sack of mixed corn.

Do you think it vould be a dodgy sack.
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:58 pm

Birds look in top form handle solid, flying well at weekend not hunched up or going light.


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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:01 pm

Definstely no mice, brand new loft, all food kept in airtight bins
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:08 pm

rapid change of the corn can change the droppings over night
moderation is best when adding new corn
even better dont leave it to late before you run out
you could add a teaspoon of bicarb to a gallon of water for a day see how they go
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:25 pm

No watery with a thin line of green
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:28 pm

I just bit into a bit of corn and it wasnt white in the middle.
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:29 pm

check the maze also
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:46 pm

could be a bad bag of corn but as graham says a change of corn suddenly could produce watery droppings ...try adding a table spoon of fresh lemon juice to 2 litres of water ...have a good look at that corn for mould check the maize but sometimes mould is microscopic ...you asked about oregano recently its a great product ,ropa-b being the best I have used and I use the one for putting in the drinker and its available at the ropa store a good natural product to safeguard the birds against any minor ailments atb
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:01 pm

yes I`ll vouch for that Darren, as a few know I had problems recently with a few of my birds.....the droppings were brown and slimy, try as I might nothing seemed to sort them until I wormed them and put them on ropa b, now the droppings are perfect and the birds look stunning thanks to darrens help and advise.
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:14 am

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What do members do when their birds get watery droppings

More times that not etc it's just a one off thing Boosey for what I have found, unless you have wet feeder's. Pigeons need fibre So !!! peas peas & more peas for awhile or beans if they are available. All that being said Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Cinnamon/lemon & bi carb soda used on a regular basis will do more good than harm. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:06 pm

Thanks everyone for the advice.
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:34 pm

whats the droppings like now boosey...?
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:24 pm

It's just one now David, I got rid of the sack of mixed corn I had suspicions about and exchanged it for barley.
The hen with the watery droppings looks and handles fine.
I'm also wondering if it could be a bit of stress as I've put her in a section on her own because she was pairing up to another hen.
But I don't want to put her back with watery droppings, catch 22.
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:31 pm

I thought it might be the corn.most of the time it is
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PostSubject: Re: watery droppings   Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:06 pm

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It's just one now David, I got rid of the sack of mixed corn I had suspicions about and exchanged it for barley.
The hen with the watery droppings looks and handles fine.
I'm also wondering if it could be a bit of stress as I've put her in a section on her own because she was pairing up to another hen.
But I don't want to put her back with watery droppings, catch 22.

it could well of been just this hen doing the watery droppings and to be honest could be any number of problems or just stress as you mentioned...especially if she was paired and then isolated ...mice droppings can carry paratyphoid and would think the symptoms would have progressed by now if it was that but always check a new bag of corn and take a look at your corn merchants storage atb
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