baby chick with diarreha

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigbird, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    I have 7 baby chicks that eat the same thing and came from the same hatchery. One of them has diarreha. Any idea what could be causing this? Also, any natural foods I can give it to help it stop? Thanks
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If the diarrhea is constant and you have them on medicated chick starter, switch to non medicated chick starter. I dont recommend any other types of feed or human food to chicks since their innards are developing and growing.
  3. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Southern PA
    Did you know that one out of every 8 to 10 chicken poops is a yellow loose one called a ceacal poop? I thought something was wrong with one of my chicks too when I first got them, but then someone showed me this poop chart:

    I hope it's only a ceacal poop!
  4. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    i have the same situation going on. 2 of my 7 have it and all stuff has been the same.
    i thought i read something about it being caused by the brooder being too hot??

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