Chicks poop looks exactly like chicks starter feed.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chrisxweaver, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. chrisxweaver

    chrisxweaver Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks poop doesnt really look like normal chicken poop it just looks like ther chick starter feed and when its dried out it looks even more like it. Should i give them more grit?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can provide them with grit, they'll only eat what they need though
     
  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Is your chicks in a off ground brooder?? If so and you are feeding only chick feed they say they do not need any other grit, But I still sprinkle a little sand on top of their feed----kinda like salting it. Also make sure with a thermometer that their brooder has a proper heated spot and the rest of the brooder is a lot cooler---to hot can cause problems as well as to cold.
     
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  4. Jiffyrocks

    Jiffyrocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they drinking enough water?
    My chicks had a lot of gross brown poops lol.
    Their feed was also medicated though.
     
  5. chrisxweaver

    chrisxweaver Out Of The Brooder

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    My chick feed is medicated I put them outside during the day its around 80-90 they are 5 days old and they are not to hot or to cold so I honestly dont know what the problem is i just dont remember chick poop looking like this (ive had chicks before)
     

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