green watery poop in new hatchling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hotchickmama, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. hotchickmama

    hotchickmama Hatching

    Jul 29, 2009
    So. California
    We just got our 6 chicks in the mail from MPC today- they all look healthy but one of them (haven't figured out which one yet) has watery green poop. They're all about 3.5 days old.

    They are all happily eating non-medicated feed from Countryside tonight, but I plan to go get some medicated tomorrow if I continue to see this yucky poop.

    Any suggestions for what I can give them tonight in the meantime? I have whey, raw milk, ACV, probiotics, garlic, etc....
    (I'm the queen of supplements) Right now they're just on the feed and plain water. I offered them some scrambled egg but they weren't interested.

    Any help would be much appreciated!!

    Becky in So. Cal.
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    No raw milk > I would however urge you to use medicated starter as cocci can and does damage (often irreparably) the intestines which will negatively impact your birds health in the future (even once recovered)
    I would offer a live culture yogurt and you can mix in some dry probiotic that you may have in supplement form.
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    They are too young for the suppliments. Get them the medicated feed. Feed them only the medicated feed. No treats. While you are at the feed store pick up some chick grit so in the future when they are well you can feed them treats.

    My friend fed her chicks tomatoes before giving them grit and 1/2 died. Hard lesson.
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Green splats are perfectly normal for chicks this age, especially since they've been shipped and haven't had their first meals. As the are eating food, this stool will change to normal coloring. I also agree medicated chick feed is best for the first 6 weeks.
  5. hotchickmama

    hotchickmama Hatching

    Jul 29, 2009
    So. California
    Thanks, everyone. The green poop seems to have subsided and all are acting very normal and active.

    I appreciate your help!! Becky

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