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hmmm. strange poo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChaRmy*, May 25, 2007.

  1. ChaRmy*

    ChaRmy* Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so i don't think it's a real emergency but my 5 week old chick is only doing sloppy poos so i was wondering if i should change her diet or something to make them better again.

    Ok thanks
     
  2. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    My experience is that occasional sloppy poo is normal.
    Please get a second opinion, I would.
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sloppy dropping happen periodicaly with chicks. Try some ACV in the water or a little fresh yogurt in the feed just to be sure.
     
  4. ChaRmy*

    ChaRmy* Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks it was just because she hasn't done a full poo in a while.
    I just wanted to make sure shes fine
     
  5. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed ours a little steamed rice not real soft but a little firm. This will elininate the running poo and the odor associated with store bought feed. If it is runny and white in color this may be a sign she is not feeling well. I would also add a little ACV to her water.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2007
  6. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Quote:Is this good to use, even if the poo isnt runny, to eliminate odor? Ide love to eliminate odor [​IMG]
     
  7. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is this good to use, even if the poo isnt runny, to eliminate odor? Ide love to eliminate odor [​IMG]

    Yes we feed our adult chickens mainly steamed rice mixed with some of their feed along with DE added to it. They also eat vegetables and they free-range on grass and bugs etc. Our chicks we are feeding medicated feed with some DE and a little steamed rice not to soft, but a little firm and also allowing them access in a tractor for foraging on grass. With the chicks this does help firm up their dropping and reduce the odor of runny poo cause by commercial feed fed to chicks.
     

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