Help! Poop issues!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by misspoppins, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. misspoppins

    misspoppins Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry if this is TMI, but:

    Some of my chick's droppings are very wet and slimy (YUCK) and some of them are normal-firmish. So I'm wondering...what is normal? Is this supposed to be happening or is there something wrong with my chicks? Is there something I can feed them to fix this? All they eat right now is their feed and water...no grit, no other supplements.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Sounds like you have . . . normal stinky chicks.

    Just wait until they are full-grown stinky chickens. [​IMG]

    Each day a chicken will emit caecal poo - - soft, toffee-ish, extremely smelly waste from the caecum, the blind pouch(es) off the intestine. Gross but harmless. Enjoy.
     
  3. JudyH

    JudyH Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, from what I've read here, the "poo" is kinda how you can tell your chicks and chickens are doing.

    But, I have to say, one thing that I noticed. For the first week, when I would handle one of the chicks (of course it would be nervous) and then I would put it back down into the brooder box, it would poo and the poo wouldn't look like normal poo. It would be more runny and wet. I kinda think that mine has nervous stomach LOL
     
  4. JudyH

    JudyH Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:[​IMG] Yep, that was what mine looked like! Undoubtedly, my chicks emitted this when they were nervous LOL
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  6. futurefarmer08

    futurefarmer08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! That sight was super helpful!!! Now maybe I can stop worrying so much![​IMG] I do have healthy chickens after all![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Yep, as long as you're getting a reasonable amount of "normal" poos in there (reasonably solid brownish-green with the white cap), I would not worry about the runny ones. When I let my little ones out to play, we inevitably have some runnies in all the excitement of being out . . . *sigh*
     
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  8. misspoppins

    misspoppins Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! Very helpful!!

    I'm glad to know everything is normal! And thanks for the link. [​IMG]
     
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  9. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Thanks for the post I was having the same thing. Always when i tried to play with them . Saved me a post:D
     
  10. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Speaking of poop...lol, my baby chicks are 5 days old now and seem very healthy. All of them are eating and drinking, however a few of them have poop stuck on their little fluff, when i try to hold them and pull it off they squak their heads off and i get the same results when trying to use warm water to get it off. Is there an easier method? [​IMG]
     

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