Lots of liquid in excrement

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  1. LUVMESUMCHICKNS

    LUVMESUMCHICKNS Just Hatched

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    Hi FOlks:

    I have 5 hens and a roo all just 5 weeks old. For the past two days I have noticed an unusual amount of liquid in their poo..Is this normal?
    ALSO.. pls tell me your recommendation for food from 6 weeks and up..I really want these to be healthy, happy, pets
     
  2. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, try adding some oats to their feed and see what happens. That always worked for my hens. [​IMG] Good luck
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If it's hot where you are, they may simply be drinking more water -- mine are.

    Generally it's starter for around 6 to 8 weeks then grower til laying then layer. Around here, they sell a single feed labeled starter/grower so it's the same feed til they lay. I feed them all grower because it has a little more protein and I have month olds running around with 4 year olds, and offer oyster shell on the side. There is also flock raiser, which isn't available to me locally. There are several other perfectly good ways to go about this. They should be fine if you use a fresh smelling, decent quality feed, and don't overdo treats that are low in nutritional value.
     
  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you chicks outside all day? IF so then the heat is most likely the cause. As long as they are eating, drinking and acting fine, then they are mostly likely OK [​IMG]
    Here is the famous Chicken Poop Guide (fair warning...[​IMG] )

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    areyoumymother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:We're stalking you Dawn. Be afraid, be very afraid. [​IMG]

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