Liquid/soft poop -- should I be concerned

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by debakadeb, May 9, 2008.

  1. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4-week old chicks. For the past several weeks, I have noticed one of the chicks, a sexlink, poop is more liquid than anything. Occasionally it is solid but more often it is not. I'm fairly certain it is only one that has the liquid, normal color, poop. The other chicks poop looks normal. She seems to be growing, eating, and drinking fine. Should I be concerned?

    I tried giving them yogurt mixed with their chick starter -- this made it worse rather than better.

    Their bedding is pine shavings mixed with some corn cob bedding.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Deb
     
  2. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read a post on this b/c some of my chicks' poo is runny but it is still brown or black or whatever, and I read as long as there are no other health problems that it will go away soon. They also recommended putting apple cider vinegar in the water I think a teaspoon or tablespoon per gallon of water or something.
     
  3. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
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  4. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that is helpful to know. I looked up cecal poo and it sounds exactly like that. I have to say, I love (and am addicted) to this site!
     

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