Advice please?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TherryChicken, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I just got these cuties from a country store
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    They ate barnevelders. I got them yesterday, well I noticed their poop was a beige mucusy poop. They are also very chirpy.. Could there be something wrong? . I'm getting probiotics and electrolytes and they're not cold.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    That's the usual color of their poops.
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Never seen it in my 6 years of breeding and raising.
     
  4. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Their poop is changing to correct color, but they are still really noisy
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mucus comes from the colon. The dark color in poop comes from bile pigment.

    So, a little stress colitis-->increased mucus in poop, sometimes poop is more watery as well
    Bile is secreted/released based on the fat content of a meal; less fat-->lighter colored stool
    Bile pigments are mostly reabsorbed by the intestines and "recycled" back into the bile (not all of them, that's why poop is usually brownish). A slower transit time (not unusual when digestive tracts are just starting up) can allow more pigment to be reabsorbed and also result in lighter poop color.

    I am starting to think that I know way too much about ****!
     
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Quote: As long as you don't start publishing "scratch n sniff" articles in any chicken magazines, you'll be ok [​IMG]

    CT
     
  7. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh ok, thank you
     

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