My chicks are about to hit the 4 week mark and everything seems/seemed to be going well. Everyone is active and appears to be healthy. I freaked out a while ago over a bit of loose stool, but found out that the cecal poo (sorry for lack of a more technical term!) was normal every few poos or so. Well, within the past few days it's kind of gotten out of hand. I've seen all the chicks poo normally, but there seems to be an excessive amount of the 'cecal', which I'm noticing more and more when I bring them out to play. Now I've just read somewhere that this should only be happening 2 to 4 times a day! It's definitely more than that. So, enter google, which happens to be the usual hub of my paranoia. Now I'm worried about coccidiosis. I ordered from Mypetchicken which only offered the Mareks vac. From my research, I was under the impression that the chances of chicks getting cocci was very slim if there were housed somewhere where no other chickens had ever been. Is that wrong? The stool is an orangish/sepia type brown and quite potent in the odor department. It doesn't look bloody to me, but I'm not sure how a chicken's bloody stool would look. Like I said, they do pass completely solid poos, then comes one that's half solid with a bit of run, then the giant glob of grossness comes out. I did change feed over the weekend as my usual feedstore was out, would that cause such a problem? It's been almost an entire week since then, so if that was the case, wouldn't it have been resolved by now? They have been and continue to be on unmedicated feed. Am I freaking for no reason? Earlier today, I had convinced myself that between 6 chickens who have grown like crazy and are definitely pooping more, it just seems like a lot of the runny stuff, but it's normal. But I do not want to end up with ill or dead chicks because I made a wrong assumption. If need be, I can take a picture of the poo. I had just cleaned some off my leg earlier and the paper towel is still right on top in the bin. I'm not above digging through the garbage to ensure that my babies are ok. Please help! Any information would be greatly appreciated. Just wanted to add that everyone is very active and seemingly healthy. They eat like little pigs and drink like crazy.