Is this normal poo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Simplyrla, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Simplyrla

    Simplyrla In the Brooder

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    My week old chicks have been occaionally poohing a brown gooey type poo .I am VERY new to the chicken world .One place said that every once in a while it was normal for chicks tp poo a brownish type poo but I would like to know if this is true as you can read a lot of different stuff on the net. I looked at the poo chart and really didn't see a similar picture .Any help or advice is appreciated .
     
  2. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    Yes and it is usually VERY smelly!:sick we call them chocolate poop but smell NOTHING like it!
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    WELCOME TO THE SITE.:)
     
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  4. PearlaMae123

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    its called a secle poop and it completely normal! chickens ferment some of their food in their crop to absorb nutrients. Every once and a while they empty that out and it's very stinky and sometimes orange or foamy. No need to worry!
    Side note: if there is blood in the poop than your chick has coccidiosis. very common in chicks but can be fatal if not treated. get some corid and do some research. it might be helpful to have some nutri drench on hand for extra help.
    just the normal secle poops aren't a problem though!! welcome to BYC
     
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  5. DusktillDawn

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    I believe it's natural, No need to worry!
     
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  6. Simplyrla

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    Thank you all for answering me .I have been so nervous. I really want them to do well .
     
  7. Simplyrla

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    Thanks so much!
     
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  9. Simplyrla

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    Thank you .I really appreciate your thorough answer .I am really trying to do well for these chicks .
     
  10. PearlaMae123

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    no problem! I know the stress of having new chicks and you want to know all you can! they're your babies! its good at ask questions :)
     

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