chick with diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TrishChibas, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. TrishChibas

    TrishChibas Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 week old chick is pooping pure liquid. I'm sure she is stressed out as I had to seperate her from the 4 other chicks because they were pecking her raw. I put neopsorin on her wounds (others on BYC suggested this) and it made her want to pick at the wounds more. Is there anything I can give her to firm up her stools?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Is the liquid kind of a butterscotch brown color, or a rusty brown color, and very stinky? If so, it's called cecal droppings, and it's nothing to worry about, actually it's pretty normal.

    Some of my chicks will have this kind of poo alot, especially when they get excited or worked up, like when I'm feeding or cleaning the brooder.
     
  3. top of the hill

    top of the hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. clogan98

    clogan98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Thanks for the link to the poo chart. I was just coming in to see why my new chicks were having wet droppings. It's the cecal ones by the looks of it because it only occurs occasionally. Gross, but very helpful!
     

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