diarrhoea in chicks?

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

  1. poncho76

    poncho76 Hatching

    Jan 16, 2012
    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 Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Lynn Haven, FL
    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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