diarrhea

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by davidjulie777, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. davidjulie777

    davidjulie777 New Egg

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    We have five 2-week old baby chicks. One of them has diarrhea. We are feeding them chick feed, water with electrolytes. Any ideas as to why this would be happening?
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes our day olds poop out some nasty runny stuff, but its nothing to worry about.
    Do your chicks have any other symptoms?
     
  3. davidjulie777

    davidjulie777 New Egg

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    The one chick that has the diarrhea has a piece of hard poop stuck to the area below its butt, we have been unable to get it off, it screams!! could that be the cause? All the other chicks seem fine to me -
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By below its butt, do you mean it is not covering its vent?
    How are you trying to get it off?
     
  5. davidjulie777

    davidjulie777 New Egg

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    No, it is not covering the vent. The poop is not quite as watery today, but still more liquid than the others. We have used olive oil with water, but no luck.
     

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