Is it normal for 1 week old chicks to have diarrhea?

dako'ng itlog

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 19, 2010
Salt Lake County, UT
I have been noticing a lot of diarrhea droppings in my brooder since yesterday. At first I thought it might be my 3 week old chicks but then noticed that it is from at least one of my 1 week olds. It seemed like my 3 week olds went through a couple of days where they had diarrhea at about 1 week. Does anyone know if this is pretty normal for a 1 week old chick? Anyone know what could be causing them to have diarrhea?


Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
14 Years
Nov 9, 2007
SW Arkansas
If it's not bloody and looks like melted chocolate, chances are you are noticing ceceal poo and it's completely normal. Sort of a flushing out of their GI tract, it occurs every six to ten movements:

(Warning the above link contains poo pics, lots of them

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