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How solid should chick poop be?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Juise, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Juise

    Juise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I swear I saw a link to some sort of poop chart here somewhere the other day, but now, for the life of me, I can't find it.

    My chickies poops are a pretty uniform tan / brown, and semi-form. A bit like soft serve ice cream, only way grosser [​IMG] Is this too loose? I did see one foamy poop yesterday, I have been checking and haven't seen any more, but.. is this okay? Is this something I should be very concerned about?

    Thanks!
     
  2. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Juise

    Juise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh boy, what fun [​IMG] Thank you for linking that. I suppose my chicks' would fall into the "oily and foamy" category of normal. Would it help / hurt to give them some partially ground raw oats? (And this would require a tray of sand, right?)
     
  4. phasian

    phasian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed are your chicks, how old, & what are you feeding them? I raise Penedesenca and find that even with a balanced, healthy diet they have a tendency towards loose stools.
     
  5. Juise

    Juise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have black sex-links, new hampshire reds, and isa browns and they are around 1 1/2 to 2 weeks old I think.
     
  6. Juise

    Juise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and all they have had so far is starter crumbles.
     
  7. phasian

    phasian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the crumbles medicated or non-medicated? (It can make a difference in their droppings.)
     

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