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Got my new babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spassehl, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. spassehl

    spassehl Out Of The Brooder

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    This may sound silly but what consistency should a chicks poop be? All of my chicks seem to be doing great, but I have noticed that a few have wet bottoms. Is that just how it is when they pee and poop? I guess I'm a little interested because I've heard people talk about chicks getting diarrhea. I think their fine but then again I'm new at this.

    Thanks for any advice.
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  2. meezermom

    meezermom Out Of The Brooder

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    Wet bottoms are not the norm. Watch for any "pasting up" (poop stuck to their vent feathers). Normal poops hold their shape - the white stuff is urates - like urine.
    Make sure & keep the bedding in the brooder very dry, and the food & water really clean. It helps a lot!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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