7 week old chick with runny poo, any idea?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thechickenchick, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have 12 7 wk olds together. They arnt getting much for treats. Oatmeal or rice at breakfast, occasionally lettuce or left over potatoes or eggs. The only thing they get every day is their breakfast. Moved them into coop on Sunday. All else seems well. I am pretty sure it is only one of them because its not all over the coop. It smells almost acidy?[​IMG] Is someone really sick? Any advice? Oh yea, its a milk chocolate kind of color, not dark and not white. Thank you for your time everyone.
     
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    add 2-3 tbsp of apple cider vinigar to a gallon water. You can give it to them as often as nessasary.
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Thank you! I will get some this morning. What do you think caused this?
     
  4. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have changed food or given them something that they usually don't get, that can cause it. I would also treat for Coccidiosis for a couple of weeks. Try the apple cider vinagar first and then go to the other.
    I use the vinagar when they are babies and it works like a charm.
     
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I put the vinegar in the water this morning. Everyone seems happy and healthy but there is more runny poo. Forgive me I am truly a newbie, but what is Coccidiosis? How does one treat that?
     
  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to give the apple cider vinagar a few days.

    If you have chickens under 6 month, they need to be on medicated feed. If they are older than 6 months, you can buy Sulmet, Amprolium, for cocci. It is popular for bloody stools, but it doesn't have to be bloody for them to be feeling effects from it.

    I have a really good breeder friend that says when a chicken is doing anything abnormal with their body, other than cough etc., she treats for cocci.

    Give the vinagar 3-4 days [​IMG]
     
  7. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    My poor obese cornishx BoBo is having the same loose stool problem. Do I need to quarantine him from the flock. Puttin in apple cider vinegar now. Thanks for the idea.
     

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