chicks poop orange

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by barksy, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. barksy

    barksy Chirping

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    We have 14-6 week old chicks. I noticed a week ago some orangish/reddish colour in one dropping. It was just the one time so I kept and eye out. Now today I have found more. It's definitely from more then one chick. They are acting perfectly normal running around enjoying life. I have Corid I just don't want to treat unless needed.
    They have been going outside, I clean their water daily, it has a small amount of acv in it, we feed them untreated organic feed.
    Advice please.
    I've had chicks before just never noticed this.

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  2. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Songster

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    I think it's fine it's just something in their diet that changed there color of poop just like sometimes ours turns green.( don't say you've never had green poop I know you have)
     
  3. barksy

    barksy Chirping

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    Thank you!
    Yes I've had green poop, that's for sure. We have hens and rooster, older chicks and young chicks.
    THe only ones that have the orangy pink poop aren't the older chicks. That's why I though that it was weird.
     
  4. barksy

    barksy Chirping

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    Sorry minus the typo's. The only ones with the orangy pink poop are the older chicks.
     
  5. Flufferes

    Flufferes Poke

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    I don't like the looks of that last picture... the rest seem fine, it looks like they shed some intestinal lining which is normal.
     
  6. barksy

    barksy Chirping

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    Thank you,
    Would you recommend to treat with corid just incase?
    Or should I just keep an eye out?
     
  7. Flufferes

    Flufferes Poke

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    I think you should treat with corid. If you could get them to drink some Poultry Drench, that wouldn't be a bad thing either.
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Personally, I'd not treat unless they start looking/acting "off"... Definitely keep an eye on them.
     
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  9. barksy

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    Update, it's been almost 3 days and no more coloured poop and all birds are doing well. I will still keep and eye out. Thanks all
     

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