Day old chic poo

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by williamsl77, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chirping

    Sep 15, 2011
    Green and watery... Normal? Temps in brooder varied a bit but now stable.

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes I have seen that. But as they eat more and more they should progress to the regular poo. They are finishing up their egg yolk from what I have read. I usually see the green poos when they are first starting to poo. (I don't know what the books say about it, but from what I have seen brooding batches of chicks it is normal AT FIRST.)

    (Green watery poo in an older bird would be a sign of them not eating enough.)

    Also, as a side note, every eight poos or so they will have a caecal poo, which is liquid, all their lives. Do a search for the "poo page" on here if you want to see pics from another website of poos.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011

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