diarrhoea in chicks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poncho76, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. poncho76

    poncho76 New Egg

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I'm still finding my way around the forum. My 2 pekin bantam chicks are around 4 weeks old, they have most of their feathers and are eating chick crumble and drinking well.
    The last few days both their poo has been very runny and a red/brown colour and smells more than normal. What could be causing this and what should I do or is it normal?
     
  2. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red/brown color sounds like droppings from the cecal glands. Adult chickens evacuate these glands a couple of times a week and the droppings resemble what you've described.
     

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