chick with diarrhea

TrishChibas

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
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FL
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?
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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274
316
Strasburg Ohio
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.
 

clogan98

Songster
7 Years
Jul 18, 2012
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32
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Torrington, CT
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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