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What Probiotics Should I Give to My Chicks??

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

My chicks are having some, I guess you could call it, runny stool.  It is sticking to their back little feathers. It is very difficult to remove and I don't want it to clog their vents.  Only other thing that I noticed is that our 4 day old Speckled Sussex is pretty tiered, and has bubbly poo but is still eating and drinking.

 

My question is this, 

 

I have Kyo Dohpilu Probiotic which has[Lactobacillus gasseri (formerly called L. acidophilus), Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum]  in it.    Is this okay to give to chicks?

 

I don't have the little probiotic pouches made for chicks at the moment, but if this will work I don't want to wait too long if they are having digestion issues.

 

 

I didn't want to just give them something because it said probiotic I want to know if its safe. 

 

Thank you so much for any responses

post #2 of 5

Check their brooder temp.. sometimes if they are too hot they get sticky butt.

 

It rarely happens with chicks brooded by a hen.

 

When a few of mine got it.. I did not give any pro biotics.

 

I just cleaned them up and plucked some down away form their bottoms.

 

Kept checking them several times a day to stop them getting dirty.. and after a few days they were back to normal.

 

In their case it was caused by the brooder being too warm in the daytime.... as I live in Thailand the it was the hot season... and even with no heating at all they still got too hot.. I actually added a fan and a bottle of frozen water! 

post #3 of 5
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I cannot thank you enough for your advice. I will definitely try what you have suggested.

post #4 of 5
Definitely check the temp. I have read recommendations to feed ground old-fashioned rolled oats mixed with cornmeal to see if that helps firm up the stool in shipment-stressed chicks.

If you meant Kyo-dophilus supplement, I can't find anything in the ingredients to hurt chicks. Don't know if it will help though.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thank  you for responding. The temp is good - so we are ok there. I will try the ground oats and cornmeal. Yes, that was a typo on my part and you are correct about the probiotic's name. Thank you again : ) 

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