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chicks have the runs

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i recently purchases 3 black baby chicks and 3 white chicks   the white ones are growing like a weed and the 3 black baby chicks are small since day 1 and all chicks have the runs i'm feeding them chick starter and every other day oatmeal

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Not sure if this will help but when I first got my chicks they suggested to me to put a little packet of electrolyte in their water so they would get used to our water; and that I only needed to do it once.  Maybe that would help? 

post #3 of 9
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they are drinking a lot of water

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Did you put Electrolyte in it?  Or, when you first got them?  If not, I think I would still try that.

post #5 of 9
What limited25 said; keep electrolytes in the water. Chicks are very suspestible of dehydration.

new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

Reply
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i will try electrolytes thanks

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Think they are are between $1.00 and $1.50 at the feed store.

post #8 of 9
Are they doing any better now?

new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

Reply

new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

Reply
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Thread Starter 
They are doing great thanks for asking
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