chicks with poops quick question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by van93man, May 10, 2008.

  1. van93man

    van93man Hatching

    Mar 5, 2008
    hello everyone, from upstate new york, new to chicken raising, we received our 21 chicks from McMurry Haterchy last sunday, they all arrived healthy and looking good. However, my question is, is it normal for 1 week old chicks to have juicy poop, like diaherea? we have been adding some grit to thier food and thought maybe it was a bit too much, any advise would be appreciated, Thanks and I just want to say I love this website, it's so helpful.
  2. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I am not sure with the grit and the runs but if they are being fed chick starter and nothing else they don't need grit. The grit is already in the starter grower. I would stop the grit and see. My chicks are 13 weeks and the poop thing changes from runny to solid from day to day. John
  3. Ese_N_Gracie

    Ese_N_Gracie Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    There are two different types of poop. One with the white urine cap that is fairly innocuous...then there's the cecum or caecum poop that smells to high heaven and is like is runny and brown...with chicks it looks like chocolate chips.....

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