Chicks with Diarrhea - Should I Worry?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Monkey Mama, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. The Monkey Mama

    The Monkey Mama Songster

    Jun 12, 2008
    Kennesaw, GA
    My 11 week old chicks have diarrhea. We've had a whole week of terrible thunderstorms and it is keeping their coop wet all the time.

    For shelter they have two large dog crates inside the chicken run that have a wooden roof constructed over them and a tarp covering 3 sides, but it sits on the ground and it is staying wet at the ground level. I have pine shavings inside the dog crates, but they are wet too and the rest of the run is just a big muddy mess and it stinks really bad too.

    They don't look sick and they are eating fine and staying clean, but I just noticed today that all the poop in the coop is runny now.

    They are still on medicated chick starter. Is there anything I should do for them or should I worry? They aren't quite big enough to put in the big [water proof] hen house with the grown hens yet....


  2. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    is there any place dry you can put them?

    I'd consider treating for cocci..
    or have the droppings tested at a vet..
    could be a bacterial infection from the wet conditions.

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