My chicks have Diarrhea?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickiezz, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Chickiezz

    Chickiezz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom wanted me to make an account so I can ask stuff about our chicks etc. and were knew to chicks and all that blah blah anyways, So I have chicks that have Diarrhea and it keeps sticking to their butts. What should we do to get off and why do they all have Diarrhea? Is it bad for them??? I don't want them ti die because our last bantam chicks died.
    [​IMG] HELP![​IMG]
     
  2. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are the chicks?

    If less than a few weeks old make sure the poop isn't sticking to them and blocking the vent. If it is, you are dealing with pasty butt and must remove the poop or the chick will die. Soak the chicks bottom in warm water to soften the poop and gently rub until its gone. Check at least daily to make sure they can poop.

    If they are older chicks, then we'll try to find out what's going on.

    What feed are they eating? Treats? If so, what kind? Are they getting fresh clean water, daily? Are they all eating and drinking?
    What does the poop look like? Does it have a foul odor? What color is the poop?

    Answering these questions will help to figure out what's going on!

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think this is posted 2 times. I answered on another post......
     
  4. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On other thread I posted this : [​IMG][​IMG]


    Wipe it off gently with warm water and a q-tip. Some soak the little butts first (I do in a lil bowel of water) and do it very softly (if not careful you can pull there pooper inside out...not good).

    A pinch of baking soda (like Arm and Hammer) in there water will help keep this from happening.
     
  5. Chickiezz

    Chickiezz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted it twice hahaha on another topic thing
     
  6. Chickiezz

    Chickiezz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are eating Dumor chick starter and last week I gave them crushed up cheerios and a couple sunflower seeds without the shell. We give them fresh water daily. They are all eating and drinking. The poop looks like i don't know but its a Mahogany color and some of the chicks its runny. I haven't smelled it.....[​IMG][​IMG]


    Thanks for helping![​IMG]

    I should have acted sooner though, because one already died a couple of days ago. I'm uploading photos later on so if you wanna see them look in a post in "Raising Baby Chicks"

    Bye! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickiezz

    Chickiezz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, we bought them at TSC and they didn't say how old they were so we don't know. They are starting to grow wing feathers though! [​IMG]
     
  8. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    may I suggest that you have them toooooo hot
    the chickens sound like three weeks old already
    so figure
    98 degrees first week
    minus 5 degrees 2nd week
    minus another 5 degrees third week
    makes it about 85 degrees for four week or less
    where are they residing
    house or chicken coop?
    keep the dry crumbles in front of them
    and water with 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar per gallon of water
    this will help the gut flora to stabilize in their gut

    let us know what is happening
     
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  9. Chicken Fry

    Chicken Fry New Egg

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    I have the exact same probelm with a couple of my chicks. Their poop is runny and a brown color. They are all eating and drinking like crazy and I have only been giving them chick food + a few crickets and meal worms on weekends for treats. This is my first time so we are all learning together!! Appreciate any and all help.
     
  10. Lorimary

    Lorimary Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you giving them grit with their 'treats'? Maybe they are digesting very little...
     

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