Day old chic poo

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

  1. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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