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Runny orange-tan poop?

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My little 2 week old chick that I got two days ago has been having runny poo.  It is the same one that was very lethargic and had a wing drooping.  The other two that I got with it are having normal poo and are acting fine.  I don't know if it is just the chick version of ceacal(sp) poo, but it is runny and an orange/tan color. 

(I tried to get the color as close as possible on my computer)
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/ShyGecko/992eeb26.jpg

Should I be concerned?  For the record, I've been giving him Poly-vi-sol, and today he seems much better.  He didn't have this kind of poo before today.  Could it just be the vitamins?  I know those vitamins can change the color of a baby's poo (I worked in daycare for 16 years) but wasn't sure about a chicken, or if I should be worried about something else.  Thanks!

Kara - home to 1 smart dog, 1 hyper puppy, 3 lazy cats, and 32 crazy chickens...oh, and a 13 year old kid and a husband thrown in there for good measure.   

 

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Kara - home to 1 smart dog, 1 hyper puppy, 3 lazy cats, and 32 crazy chickens...oh, and a 13 year old kid and a husband thrown in there for good measure.   

 

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Sorry - when it comes to chicken poo I STILL get confused.  I will say that my birds are all healthy, and I do see the butterscotch pudding poos from some of my chicks sometimes.  If that's the ONLY poo that's happening from that chick, I might start researching.  But if he/she's doing any more typical poos sometimes too, then I wouldn't worry.  And yes, what a chicken eats can definitely affect it's poo...

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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post #3 of 12

It looks normal to me, perhaps just a caecal stool. It is not ordinary for your chick to be lethargic and have drooping wings--it almost sounds as if she could have coccidiosis. Those are the prime two symptoms before bloody stool.

I'm sorry I seem such a downer, and it could end up being nothing. Good luck with her, keep us posted smile

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It isn't lethargic or dropping a wing anymore.  It is hopping around and acting normal just like the other two.  It may just be on a sugar high, though.  LOL

Kara - home to 1 smart dog, 1 hyper puppy, 3 lazy cats, and 32 crazy chickens...oh, and a 13 year old kid and a husband thrown in there for good measure.   

 

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Kara - home to 1 smart dog, 1 hyper puppy, 3 lazy cats, and 32 crazy chickens...oh, and a 13 year old kid and a husband thrown in there for good measure.   

 

http://talesofatransplantedcitygirl.wordpress.com/

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post #5 of 12

Here is a poo chart that u can try to match the poo up and it will tell u a little bit about what might b wrong.

http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

Hope that helps!

Girlfriend to a great guy & Momma to my Beagle/Schnauzer - Zeus, Shih Tzu - Max, English Bulldog - Abby & 28 adorable juvenile chickens!
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Girlfriend to a great guy & Momma to my Beagle/Schnauzer - Zeus, Shih Tzu - Max, English Bulldog - Abby & 28 adorable juvenile chickens!
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Thanks!  I couldn't find that anywhere.  I bookmarked it.  Its poo looks like a couple of the caecal poos, thankfully.  It's doing MUCH better with the vitamins and sugar water.  smile


Edited by kara_leigh - 6/1/11 at 4:10pm

Kara - home to 1 smart dog, 1 hyper puppy, 3 lazy cats, and 32 crazy chickens...oh, and a 13 year old kid and a husband thrown in there for good measure.   

 

http://talesofatransplantedcitygirl.wordpress.com/

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Kara - home to 1 smart dog, 1 hyper puppy, 3 lazy cats, and 32 crazy chickens...oh, and a 13 year old kid and a husband thrown in there for good measure.   

 

http://talesofatransplantedcitygirl.wordpress.com/

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post #7 of 12

earnhardtlvr Thanks for sharing link. It was very helpful for me too! smile

Small flock of Production Reds with some Rhode Island Reds on the way! .

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Small flock of Production Reds with some Rhode Island Reds on the way! .

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Glad I could help!  big_smile

Girlfriend to a great guy & Momma to my Beagle/Schnauzer - Zeus, Shih Tzu - Max, English Bulldog - Abby & 28 adorable juvenile chickens!
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Girlfriend to a great guy & Momma to my Beagle/Schnauzer - Zeus, Shih Tzu - Max, English Bulldog - Abby & 28 adorable juvenile chickens!
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post #9 of 12

Oh my goodness...there is a poo picture table..ep

Jessica, Adventist missionary teacher, Cuckoo Marans, Doms, Australorps, EE's, SLW, Cinnamon Queens, Burbon Red turkeys, silkies, cochins, silkie x cochin mutts, 2 dogs, 3 kids, 1 husband, a garden, grad school, and not enough time!
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Jessica, Adventist missionary teacher, Cuckoo Marans, Doms, Australorps, EE's, SLW, Cinnamon Queens, Burbon Red turkeys, silkies, cochins, silkie x cochin mutts, 2 dogs, 3 kids, 1 husband, a garden, grad school, and not enough time!
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