4 wks old chicks, still see some runny poops...do I need to worry?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Aunt_Nancy, May 27, 2010.

  1. Aunt_Nancy

    Aunt_Nancy In the Brooder

    May 27, 2010
    I'm a new chick mama, and so of course I'm worring. My chicks are almost 4 weeks old and I see mostly firm poops, but then there are the runny, soft ones. Does that happen when they get nervous/scared or could it be something else? Feeding them the medicated feed and have started on a few simple food items (a berry, slug, hard boiled egg), but not much as I know the feed should be the bulk of the diet. The runny poop is not new, more of an ongoing thing...but with so many firm ones, I'm not sure if it is one chick or not. I have 10 total. Thankful I never had a pastey vent, but have stopped checking that now. Do I need to worry? Or when do you think it will stop? and if it doesn't do I worry then? Otherwise my chicks seem pretty happy. Thanks for the comments. [​IMG]

    Gross as that poopy website was, I know to be a good chicken mama this is stuff I need to know! Thanks for the comments, link and peace of mind. Happy Friday!!
    Last edited: May 28, 2010
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  3. elmo

    elmo Crowing

    May 23, 2009
    Yup, what gritsar wrote.

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