dark runny poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crystal94040, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

    126
    0
    129
    Aug 15, 2007
    my 3 1/2 week old chick has dark runny poop all of the sudden...no change in feed?

    whats going on?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    They will have this type of poo, every once in a while. Its ok. Just watch it doesnt happen for several days.
     
  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    When my ladies were little, I also noticed this.. and pretty much drove myself crazy trying to figure out what was wrong with them.

    In the end, I discovered that it was stress related. I had taken them out to run around. That's when the yucky poo started. I put them back in their box, and checked on them. After about an hour all poo was back to normal.

    -Meghan
     
  4. redwa

    redwa Chillin' With My Peeps

    158
    0
    129
    Aug 9, 2007
    What does/could it mean if it is extended for several days?
     
  5. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    958
    1
    161
    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    My wife will feed them steamed rice that seems to firm up the droppings.
     
  6. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

    126
    0
    129
    Aug 15, 2007
    well the chicken that was having the problem seem fine now...I added a little bit of yogurt to thier feed...not sure if thats what fixed it but they all seem ok now.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by