Cocci? Or just loose droppings?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ellimf, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. ellimf

    ellimf Just Hatched

    Mar 26, 2017
    We have ten chicks about a week and a half old (Easter chicks). A few of them have had pretty loose poops since the beginning, but now they seem to be even more so. I am new to chicks, so I don't really know what is normal, but most of the others seem to have more solid droppings. They have been on medicated starter from the beginning, all are eating and drinking well, all seem active and growing, they don't appear over-heated or too cold. The only thing that seems a bit off is the loose droppings from a few of them. Should I worry? Let it be? Ask the vet for a fecal test?

    Any advice for this paranoid first-timer would be very appreciated.
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    It's not unusual for chicks to have loose droppings every now and then. If they are on medicated starter, and are acting healthy, then I wouldn't worry.

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