1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

HELP...chick poop looks like chocolate pudding???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rooster61, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Out Of The Brooder

    52
    0
    39
    Mar 25, 2011
    I just notice one of my 5-7 day old bantams has poop that looks like chocolate pudding that just started today. No pasty butt, but I can see the vent seems to be constantly working...should I be concerned and keep an eye on her, or is this something that need attention right away?? What should I do, or what do I need to correct this problem?
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
  2. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

    835
    1
    121
    Mar 17, 2011
    mine do that when they get upset or a bit stressed out
     
  3. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Out Of The Brooder

    52
    0
    39
    Mar 25, 2011
    They shouldn't be stressed at all, nothing has changed in the brooder over the last 3 days and their in the spare bedroom with the door closed so no one can bother them. They all get along really well, sleep and play fine.
     
  4. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

    835
    1
    121
    Mar 17, 2011
    mine will do it if one of the dogs barks a little loud or if they get spooked they've done it when i've come in and they've been asleep
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,907
    104
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
    1 person likes this.
  6. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Out Of The Brooder

    52
    0
    39
    Mar 25, 2011
    Thanks Gritsar [​IMG]
     
  7. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I help my chickens firm up their poo by offering a handful of raw oatmeal as a treat on the ground. No more puddles or splashes of poo!
     
  8. IndylawPaul

    IndylawPaul Out Of The Brooder

    17
    0
    22
    Mar 18, 2011
    Quote:Awesome post!
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    34,028
    442
    448
    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Ah, yes, the poop chart, famous on here, I opened the thread to see whether anyone had posted it yet. Has saved many a chicky momma some sleepless nights.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by