Is it because of the age or... (different farm chicks)

LadyMay

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I got some additional birds from a different farm than my almost-2w-olds and some of them are bigger/older and some are the same age as the ones I have had already.

But holy cow do they smell bad. And they poop way different (more b/c bigger of course but different shades, etc). Is it a gut bacteria thing or just because they are older?

Ick.
 

3riverschick

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No one has had this with different sets of birds?
separate the new ones from the old ones! Something is going on here. The new ones may be sick.
You are very wise to be concerned. Take your concerns over to the sickness and emergency thread.
Here it is. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
title it something like
911 - Added new chicks and they stink with strange poop!
Whatever it is may be contagious so while you deal with the stinky ones, keep an eye out on your
original chicks for anything different. The ER folk may tell you to treat them all, .
Best Regards,
Karen
 
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LadyMay

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5 Years
Apr 1, 2014
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separate the new ones from the old ones! Something is going on here.

Thank you!!

They are already separated in different rooms. I had no idea it means they could be sick. Crud. I'll read those threads, thank you!
 
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