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Chick with loose stools

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickfamilyonsleepyhollow, May 29, 2010.

  1. chickfamilyonsleepyhollow

    chickfamilyonsleepyhollow Songster 8 Years

    Hi everyone, we are new to chicken raising and have six 6-week old chicks. They all appear very healthy - eating, drinking, pecking etc. One of the chicks has had loose stools for a few weeks but we're not sure which one ... can anyone give us some advice on what to do. Thanks in advance for your help [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. chickfamilyonsleepyhollow

    chickfamilyonsleepyhollow Songster 8 Years

    You are right that they look like the ceceal poo ... I was getting a bit worried that it might be cocci but had no idea what to look for. You put my mind at ease ... thanks for sending the link [​IMG]
     
  4. Karen_at_LittleBrook

    Karen_at_LittleBrook Songster

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    What a great link! I bookmarked it. Thank you~
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The link comes in handy as you can tell alot about a chickens health by their stools. [​IMG]
     
  6. Lori S

    Lori S In the Brooder

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    That link is still helping folks. With my second batch of chicks this March, now going into the second week, I've seen a few pretty thin poops. I was concerned that these Rural King ordered Welsumers might have a problem, but the photos say otherwise. Thanks. It is kind of funny to carefully peruse photographs of bird droppings!
     

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