3 week old chick keeps having water stools

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by srfjeld, May 18, 2011.

  1. srfjeld

    srfjeld Chirping

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    One of my 3 week old chicks keeps having watery stools. When I first noticed this I read that it meant she was hot... she was also doing this panting sort of thing. But I know she can't be hot now b/c I raised the lamp and all the other chicks are just fine. Is it normal to have the watery runs this long? Should I be worried?
     

  2. WallTenters

    WallTenters Songster

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    Could be dehydration.
     
  3. srfjeld

    srfjeld Chirping

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    She seems to be drinking plenty of water.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
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    might help you to look at the poo page.

    At three weeks, your heat needs to be about 80 degrees under the lamp with the ability to get away from the heat (decrease by 5 degrees per week until fully feathered around 6 weeks).
     

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