Just got chicks and there's runny poop!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lablover, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. lablover

    lablover Songster

    Apr 7, 2012
    First time chicken owner and I got 6 chicks that are about a week old. I've seen some good firm poop today from them, but then there's some that is runny, some runny with pinkish tint, some that's not really runny, but looks like reddish chocolate. Everyone is eating a chirping and sticking together. The food is not medicated that I am aware of though. Should I be worried!?!
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Honestly, that sounds like a description of normal baby chick poop -- which varies a lot, and will even look a bit bloody at times. As long as they act fine, I wouldn't worry.

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