Loose stool

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickycat, May 13, 2010.

  1. Chickycat

    Chickycat Songster

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    I noticed that one or two of my chicks has runny poo. They all seem to be healthy at this point. Do I need to be worried?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Chicks have two kinds of poo....the regular stuff, and a brownish runny poo called cecal droppings, which is sticky and stinky. That is totally normal!

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  3. elmo

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    Is it every poop, or just some of them?

    If it's just some of them, it's likely cecal poop (perfectly normal!). Just do a quick search here for that term and you'll learn more than you ever really wanted to know about chicken excrement.
     
  4. Chickycat

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    Thank you. that sounds exactly like what it is. brown, runny and stinky. I am not sure if it is every time or not. The Buff Orpingtons all look the same to me.
     

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