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the pudding poop is cecal poop and the liquid is usually cased by them drinking too much water.

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Originally Posted by azygous View Post

Those appear to be completely normal looking poops, and the red does, indeed, appear to be intestinal lining.

Beware of feeding corn meal for too long. It's like cake is to us, and the chicks will begin to prefer it over their crumbles. The cornmeal isn't a balanced diet, so get back to the starter as soon as possible.
After I changed the bedding, all the chicks started pooping. Everything seems normal including the " problematic" chick; no blood or intestinal lining.

I just stopped feeding them cornmeal and the chicks were eating their usual feed.
And get this: I just noticed that the cornmeal might have contributed to the intestinal lining problem, as it might have scratched the chick's insides.
I only fed the cornmeal to them for two days in the morning. I'll stop feeding them cornmeal and see what happens after.

In the meantime, I'll keep the vitamins and stuff close. Just in case.

Thanks @azygous
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Redthechickie View Post

Hi! I have a chickie that's been pooping runny poop, and I heard it was normal for them to occasionally have runny poo. I changed their crumble feed to have corn meal to remedy the problem so it won't get worse. The chick is eating/drinking just fine. It's active, though it seems like it's drinking too much water and sometimes, stops to rest a bit.

Lately, it pooped solid poo, but it looked like it has a bit of blood there. I held it and I think it's warmer than the other chicks.

Eating/drinking just fine and active, but these problems are starting to concern me.


thank you for asking this question to the forum!!!  I was just perusing the site and forums for this question myself.  Good pictures (is that weird to say of excrement photography?) actually very informative. My chicks are 2 weeks and were having the burnt orange pudding poop you mentioned and i got nervous.  

 

I do not want to hijack the feed but will ask you and the others a qualifying question:  If the poop is occasionally runny but has a sort of sour smell, is that still normal?  I walked into the brooder room and instead of smelling chick crumbles and pine shavings, it was a little more pungent in there and made me nervous combined with the observation of runny and liquid poops. 

 

to simplify: is smelly ok?

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thank you for asking this question to the forum!!!  I was just perusing the site and forums for this question myself.  Good pictures (is that weird to say of excrement photography?) actually very informative. My chicks are 2 weeks and were having the burnt orange pudding poop you mentioned and i got nervous.  

I do not want to hijack the feed but will ask you and the others a qualifying question:  If the poop is occasionally runny but has a sort of sour smell, is that still normal?  I walked into the brooder room and instead of smelling chick crumbles and pine shavings, it was a little more pungent in there and made me nervous combined with the observation of runny and liquid poops. 

to simplify: is smelly ok?

Yes! Poop stinks. I think chick poop smells a but more than adult chickens for sure. I have probitoics and apple cider vinegar in the water already and they are 2 and a half weeks old. Helps with their poop and develop good microflora in their tummies
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Originally Posted by Leebeez View Post


thank you for asking this question to the forum!!!  I was just perusing the site and forums for this question myself.  Good pictures (is that weird to say of excrement photography?) actually very informative. My chicks are 2 weeks and were having the burnt orange pudding poop you mentioned and i got nervous.  

I do not want to hijack the feed but will ask you and the others a qualifying question:  If the poop is occasionally runny but has a sort of sour smell, is that still normal?  I walked into the brooder room and instead of smelling chick crumbles and pine shavings, it was a little more pungent in there and made me nervous combined with the observation of runny and liquid poops. 

to simplify: is smelly ok?
Hi! Ur welcome!
Hahaha yes! Maybe I should consider being a photographer for animals, but I guess I prefer to be a wedding photographer. 😂

And to answer ur question: it's like what @csaylorchickens said, runny poop is always going to stink more than regular poop.
And that's normal.
I suggest u shouldn't mind it too much, but if it gets too smelly and dirty, change the bedding with the same fresh bedding. smile.png
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Redthechickie View Post

After I changed the bedding, all the chicks started pooping. Everything seems normal including the " problematic" chick; no blood or intestinal lining.

I just stopped feeding them cornmeal and the chicks were eating their usual feed.
And get this: I just noticed that the cornmeal might have contributed to the intestinal lining problem, as it might have scratched the chick's insides.
I only fed the cornmeal to them for two days in the morning. I'll stop feeding them cornmeal and see what happens after.

In the meantime, I'll keep the vitamins and stuff close. Just in case.

Thanks @azygous
Thanks @azygous
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