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Chicks with runny poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Txboi83, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Txboi83

    Txboi83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have four three week old chicks that have runny poop there's no blood in it and my chicks seem happy and healthy except for their poop Im not sure if it happens every time they poop because I see in there litter some normal droppings but I've noticed this problem for the past week please help thanks
     
  2. ronikins

    ronikins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a picture of the poop?

    They poop and pee in the same movement. Sometimes, when they drink a little too much water, the poop will be runnier than normal.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello,

    If it's a sort of diahrrea looking, dark brown or butterscotch colored, stinky, sticky poo, then that is totally normal. It's called cecal droppings. All chicks and chickens will have that, and I've noticed with my chicks, when they get excited, they poo that runny stuff quite often.

    Nothing to worry about! [​IMG]

    Just kinda gross and stinky! [​IMG]
     
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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  5. Txboi83

    Txboi83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help and thank dawg53 the chart was really helpful
     
  6. homesteadwannabe

    homesteadwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same question this morning. I never knew a chicken poop chart excisted! It was very helpful and put my concerns at rest!
     
  7. MiaHudy

    MiaHudy Out Of The Brooder

    I just found this thread! My four week old chick seems to have runny poops frequently, but based on the "Poop Chart' it seems rather normal. So thanks to whomever posted this! I have the chart bookmarked now.
    =0
     
  8. jeff75

    jeff75 New Egg

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    I never thought a chicken poop chart would be something I would bookmark on my phone , but thank you !!!!!
     
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  9. CoolClucker

    CoolClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Thank you for posting this! This is EXACTLY what is going on with my babies! I keep them in my garage and lately they've been so full of energy I thought I'd let them roam around a bit outside their cardboard brooder. A few of them had this and it was exactly as you described, and must've been from the excitement of exploring. Whew! Thanks again [​IMG]
     
  10. Baileyje

    Baileyje New Egg

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    Thank you for the link to the poop chart. I guess I'm not surprised one exists, but I never would have thought to look for it. The pics were very helpful. Being a newbie with chickens I have been worried a few times about the color/consistency of their poop. It was reassuring to see photos of the range for normal. Thanks again,!
     

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