1. 16Chickens Keeper

    16Chickens Keeper Chirping

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    So I have 2 chicks that seem to have a purplish colored abdomen I've seen it before with an ISA chick, they don't have pasty butt as I check on them every day. Its a bit hard and it doesn't seem to hurt them I did apply a bit of pressure and after I did the chick began pooping. I'm just worried I don't want to lose any more chicks.

    Ill post some pics soon
     
  2. AmyJane725

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    Pics will help.
    How old are the chicks?
    What do you feed them?
    Can we see pics of your brooder setup as well?
     
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  3. 16Chickens Keeper

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    1. They are about 20 days old
    2. I feed them Bomgaars chick starter
    3. My brooder is a big bin with hay food and water
     
  4. 16Chickens Keeper

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    She is pooping normally but there's some whitish clear poop also coming out when I add slight pressure.

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  5. AmyJane725

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    Can you take a quick measurement on the bin they live in.
    When chicks are little babies (less than two weeks old) they need half a square foot per bird, but as soon as they hit two weeks they need a full square foot per bird. Do you have just the two chicks, or are there more (what is your total number of birds I guess would be easiest to ask).

    Are there any wet shavings in there near the waterer? Those can get mouldy and cause issues.

    Does she act weird in any way (other than that weird poop you can squeeze out?)

    @Wyorp Rock @Eggcessive @casportpony
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    I have seen this before in chicks with coccidiosis.
     
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  7. AmyJane725

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    Sounds like it's Corid time.
    Corid Dosages.jpeg
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    :goodpost: I agree. I would treat for severe.
     
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  9. 16Chickens Keeper

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    (so shes a millefleur d'uccle)

    There's 3 other silkies with her there in a 4-5 square bin, I plan to move them to a bigger "brooder" as soon as the weather ain't so bad.

    I just cleaned up there brooder and pit fresh shavings on
     
  10. AmyJane725

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    Ok, fresh shavings are good. Having so much poop in such a small area is a breeding ground for bacteria. Do you have a farm supply store or TSC near where you live? Or have some Corid on hand already?
     

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