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chicks have the runs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken42626, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    i recently purchases 3 black baby chicks and 3 white chicks the white ones are growing like a weed and the 3 black baby chicks are small since day 1 and all chicks have the runs i'm feeding them chick starter and every other day oatmeal
     
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if this will help but when I first got my chicks they suggested to me to put a little packet of electrolyte in their water so they would get used to our water; and that I only needed to do it once. Maybe that would help?
     
  3. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    they are drinking a lot of water
     
  4. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you put Electrolyte in it? Or, when you first got them? If not, I think I would still try that.
     
  5. mamatink7

    mamatink7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What limited25 said; keep electrolytes in the water. Chicks are very suspestible of dehydration.
     
  6. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    i will try electrolytes thanks
     
  7. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think they are are between $1.00 and $1.50 at the feed store.
     
  8. mamatink7

    mamatink7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they doing any better now?
     
  9. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are doing great thanks for asking
     
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