Brown runny/soft poop in roughly 6 week old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fluttershy17, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Fluttershy17

    Fluttershy17 Chirping

    D65D1100-F524-47ED-B766-E6F6C136C72A.jpeg I’ve read everything I can find on here about poop. One or two of my 6 week old chicks seem to have poops that are brown and runny/soft. They seem to be healthy, other than that. I’m not sure if it’s cecal poop or not. I’ve seen it for about a week, and I started treating with Corid and ACV just in case. They are eating, drinking, and acting normal. I’ve not followed them around to look at every poop they make, but have noticed these poops when they are produced. Any thoughts?
     
  2. sorce

    sorce Songster

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    Normal, there is a poop chart here somewhere.
    Try not to be so quick to medicate!

    Sorce
     
  3. Fluttershy17

    Fluttershy17 Chirping

    I have not seen these two particular birds have solid poops in a while, but like I said, I don't follow them all day on poop patrol. LOL. Should I still give ACV in their water, but stop the Corid?
     
  4. sorce

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    I'm not really the one to answer, but yes, I would stop treating.

    I've even stopped ACV since I heard it's more to sooth my hippie soul than actually beneficial!

    I watched a thing about a compost guy on YouTube, his chickens thrive on basically nothing.

    I feel Natures balance is best.

    Sorce
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

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    Looks normal to me, I see mine with that exact poops too.
     
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  7. Fluttershy17

    Fluttershy17 Chirping

    Thanks everyone! Being extremely new to chickens, I freaked out a little. I appreciate the help!!
     
  8. SJMike

    SJMike Songster

    Thanks for that link Aart... it's very helpful!
     

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