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Milky duck poop?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keitorin, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. keitorin

    keitorin Songster

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    My baby ducks are about 3 weeks old and i've noticed one has milky white watery poop, i've never seen this before, is it normal? Their diet consist of; dumor chick starter, and i usually cook them an egg as a bedtime snack, they also get taken outside for a little bit every day, so they will eat grass and mud. [​IMG]
     

  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do all of it's poops look like that?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    @keitorin
     
  4. keitorin

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    i don't think so, i think it's only one, we have two ducks.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    @casportpony
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Could be the eggs. Or combination of the chick starter and eggs or none of the above. But usually what they eat comes out what they poop.

    Are you giving your ducklings any kind of probiotics or niacin supplement?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What I meant was does the one duckling's poop always look like this?
     

  8. Miss Lydia

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    @keitorin
     
  9. keitorin

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    No i currently am not, i should get some, useally their poops are brown and water, no white, they are my babies and i'm just worried,
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    @keitorin Water fowl need alot more niacin than what is in Chick starter so to be safe and make sure they have strong legs I'd get them started on some Nutritional yeast or Brewers yeast [not baking yeast] 1 Tab per cup of feed till they are 10 weeks old. That is when they are growing the fastest.

    If they are eating egg white than that could be the culprit. What my ducks and poultry eats always shows up in their poop and as long as it doesn't have blood in it I just think back to what they had been eating previously.

    It's good to be concerned but if they are acting okay in every other way it is probably nothing to be concerned about You can also buy probiotics that are made for poultry look in your feed store or TSC
     

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