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How long for poo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RoodyRodchester, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a chick hatches how long should you wait before you get worried about no poo? Our new little hatchling is nearing 24 hours and has had a few sips of water and I've seen her peck at the food but hasn't had any poo. I did make sure that her vent was clean and debris free and it is. Only thing she has is a piece of dried umbilical cord I believe that is what it is still attached.
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't worry until after the third day and it's obvious the chick has been eating chick crumbles and not just drinking water. They don't feel much hunger while they're still absorbing the yolk sack. But then again, I had a little newly hatched baby roo who greedily scarfed down the tortilla bits his broody mom tore up for him.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure but if he don't poo give them some molasses in there water it acts like a natural laxative
     
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  4. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you!
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome happy to help
     

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