Black Star smells sour

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenbutt, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. chickenbutt

    chickenbutt In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2007
    Richmond, Virginia
    I have a variety of 7 chicks from mypetchicken. All seem healthy and happy and act the same. They are 5 weeks old and share a brooder. The black star has always smelled sour and has sour smelling poo. The poo looks normal, though. The other chicks smell fine.

    Is the common to the breed? Should I be worried?

    She is in the front.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2007
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I have no idea but I like that you SMELL your chickens! My DD does this, and tells me what each pullet smells like.

    Hope someone has some info for you!
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I wonder if she might have sour's sort of a yeasty smell, I think. If she smells really awful, you can give her a bath.
    ETA: I smell my chickens too...
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2007
  4. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    As for the smell, I have not a clue. But you need to give your chickens more room or they are going to start fighting. Then you will have a BIG problem.

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