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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Becca&Chuy, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Becca&Chuy

    Becca&Chuy Hatching

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    I have 2baby chicks. Right now they are in my house. They have free run in the kitchen. But one of them has runny brown diarrhea. They are only on medicated starter. I'm not sure what to do to stop it? HELP
     
  2. Lalo Moreno

    Lalo Moreno Chirping

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    Are they constantly running around your kitchen? Lol. They might have ingested something that upset their stomach. Give them a day or two. Is the one that has diarrhea looking slow? Or is he active?
     
  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Their poop gets runny if they're cold. Get them a box and put a towel over a heat pad so that they can sit on it without burning themselves. Then go forth and purchase a chick brooder or a heat lamp (less risk of fire.)

    There could be something else as well, but baby chicks need to be kept warm.

    EDT: Good luck and welcome to BYC.

    I really recommend the box. You do not want to step on a baby chick.
     
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  4. Becca&Chuy

    Becca&Chuy Hatching

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    They are very active, they are making all kinds of noise especially when they don't see me
     
  5. Becca&Chuy

    Becca&Chuy Hatching

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    They also have a box they have access to.my house is warm
     
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  6. Lalo Moreno

    Lalo Moreno Chirping

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    To a human who can thermal regualte your house is warm. But to a chick that can barely keep itself warm, the house might be bit chilly.
     
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  7. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Chicks huddle under their mother, who has a body temp of 107 degrees Farenheit. Most sources recommend that chicks be kept at between 90-95 degrees Farenheit for the first few days of their life, decreasing slowly after that.

    EDT: That's probably why your chicks are so loud. Content chicks generally peep quietly to themselves and doze.
     
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  8. N Sully

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    How old are they?
     
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  9. N Sully

    N Sully Songster

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    Thank you. That makes me less anxious:)
     
  10. N Sully

    N Sully Songster

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    Whoops wrong thread. Sorry
     

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