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Okay, You know I posted about the 'chicken poop'. And, I got some good answers. But, I am tired of having to run to the chemicals every time something happens. There has to be a way to straighten these birds out without that. So, there is a 96 year old woman that lives alone and we look in on her and help her around her house,goin to the doctor and so on. So I mentioned the problem to her and without blinkin an eye she said poke root. She said to get some poke root wash it good, don't cut it up just put it in their water. Well I did this yesterday and we will see what happens. Just thought I would pass it along. I'll let ya know what happens. Gary in AL

-- Gary in AL (, July 17, 2001


Gary, I'll be anxious to hear if this works! I agree with you, I hate to resort to chemicals all the time.

-- Barb (, July 17, 2001.

I agree with you too, Gary. I would much, much, much, rather use what is natural. Please let us know how it goes.

-- Doreen (, July 17, 2001.

I missed the other thread so I'm not sure what the problem with your birds is but why is poke root better than "chemicals"? Poke can have some medicinal properties but it's quite toxic when misused and is perfectly capable of killing animals that are forced to eat it (people too).

What symptoms are the birds having that you're treating?


-- Live Oak (, July 24, 2001.

It's ironic that I am sitting here reading of you'r problem with the Chickens. I am having the same problem....but have lost one Bird to it so far. I was thinking the cold was effecting the egg and possably caused internal damage. But...I am now not sure of this at all. Every day I expect to find the one bird I have segregated dead...but she go's on . Im in favor of the sulpomet if it helps her to become healthy again. The system can always be flushed and balanced later.

-- Sean Mc (, January 26, 2003.

I'm not sure what this site is but it is the 19th of May 2003. I have two hens that have the worst poop! It's orange in color and smells horrible!! They are the only 2 of 6 that have this problem and it's been like this since baby chicks. Can someone help with a suggestion?

-- L Kivell (, May 19, 2003.

coccidiosis is most likely what they have .

Amprolium or Sulfamethazine is used for treatment .A feed store may have other medicines for coccidiosis .

A good book called " The Chicken Health Handbook " by Gail Damerow has a lot of information on chickens health , diagnosis and treatment , and most important, Prevention of diseases.

It cost about $20.00

-- steve (, May 20, 2003.

This is to one who is having trouble with nasty smelling chicken poop. Sometimes if its like a yellow or green and only a few have it it is a large possibility that they have round worm, which sometimes is invisible to the naked eye. All you need is chicken/goose dewormer which any agricultural store should have such as Tractor supply.

-- Jane Doe (, February 28, 2004.

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