1 week old chicks: light brown diarrhea

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaitlinann1001, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. kaitlinann1001

    kaitlinann1001 New Egg

    Mar 18, 2017
    Im new to the whole owning chickens thing and i just bought my chicks 3 days ago. They are 1 week old today I've noticed that a couple of them have had diarrhea. It's lighter brown. Is this normal? I also changed there food from what they were originally eating could this also be a factor?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Shazam Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Younger chicks can have looser droppings, which tend to be a light brown, the same color as the food usually. If you switch feeds you should mix the two together to lessen digestive upsets. It should stop in a few days. If you see any blood in the droppings they could have coccidiosis and would require treatment.

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