Another "poop" question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BFeathered, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure I've seen this before, but since I'm currently BFuddled, I'll ask now...
    One of my little ones (3? wks old) has loose watery poop that is a lovely shade of yellow-ish brown. This little one eats, drinks and is active, but prefers to hunker down with one of the bigger ones (6wk old Ameraucana) and NEVER shuts up (already posted this). She has bouts of pasty butt and isn't as hearty or as big as her "siblings". She was originally the largest of the 3, but hasn't kept up. [​IMG] She also has ENORMOUS wing feathers that she can't quite get folded back all the way (I think she hatched with them!). None of the other 4 have icky poop, and seem quite healthy and tolerant of "Super Sonic" chicks fragility and need for warmth. I've been putting ACV in one of the waterers, and left some yogurt for "free play", but haven't seen any improvement in the littlest one. Any idea what this is, how to treat? Thanks for reading and any advice.
     
  2. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link - great pics (yuck, but great). I suspect cecal, but it's awfully consistent with this particular chick. Hey, Mods, can we sticky that link? It's awesome! Okay, anyone else have any input?
     
  3. Give ALL your chicks a tad of molassis, a bit of electrolyte and vitamines and watch them suck the water down.

    I have done this once and have two more times of it. On the third time you should give a small bit of apple cider vinager along with the other ingrediants.

    The chicks really perk up and eat like banshees. This tends to clean them out. After I do all this I start with a small amount of chick grit.
    TSC has this on hand.

    They get pretty big by the 7th day and they are well on their way.

    I did have to cull one chick. It just faultered and seemed to be in great pain. I used the baking soda vinager method and it worked OK. God, I hate to cull a chick.
     
  4. Peeplperson

    Peeplperson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sonew123, thanks for the link. My chicks seem to take turns having the 'squirts' which seems to be the particular sticky stuff leading to 'poop shoe'. I'm really relieved to know that it's normal, although not so thrilled to know it will continue [​IMG] Oh well, poop happens.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    your welcome-thats the second time tonight I posted the same link for someone--glad it helped you-it did me when someone was kind enough to do the same for me!!! tongue twister???
     
  6. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Rimshoes, I'll give that a try. I've got molasses stashed in the people cupboard -- is blackstrap ok?
     
  7. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Umm, seriously warn people!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Quote:Yep, just use a tiny bit. Literally a blurb of the stuff in a pint/quart waterer. I use a small amout of electrolyte/vitamines. the water looks just a bit yellow/orange. DO NOT overdue these ingredients and use the ACV sparingly. You just want enough to get the darlings charged up and making poops.

    You may need to clean out your brooder after this, I usually have to. I mean they eat like meaties.
     
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  9. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to decide whether to give her another day or two, adding rimshoes advice to the water, or to go ahead and cull her (gonna need a glass of something before I do that). She's just not really thriving like the others, and I hate to see her suffer. DD will be shattered, (we already lost 2 of the originals), but since she herself is really sick, I'm starting to get stretched thin on the taking care of all the "sick babies" in the house.
     

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