New chick with runny bowels

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Slotred, May 1, 2011.

  1. Slotred

    Slotred Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my new Australorps (three days old) has runny bowels. Her poop is about the consistency of chocolate syrup. Disgusting. Anybody have any ideas? I'm brand new to this hobby, and I'm like a fussy new mom, but I'm a 70-year old retired guy.
     
  2. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Are all of his stools like that? Or just once in a while? Chickens have what is called a cecal stool one every 8 to10 bowel movements that really smell bad & look like you describe.
    Good links:
    Pictures of poo
    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
    Chick info:
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/backyard-chickens/chicken-care/chapter-4-caring-for-baby-chicks.aspx
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/content/knowhow/chicks/livestock_care_caring_for_new_chicks
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/conten.../livestock_care_raising_poultry_expert_advice
     
  3. Slotred

    Slotred Out Of The Brooder

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    Good information. Thank you very much. I don't think it's serious, but I do not want to make a mistake if I can avoid it.
    Thanks again. The chicks are doing well. They will eat from my hand, and today I put a couple of small earthworms in the crate, and they went crazy eating them. They played tug of war with one of them. It was great fun watching them.
     
  4. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicks are constant entertainment, that is for sure. Chicken TV!
    I am glad they are doing well for you, and glad if I was of help. Let me know if you have more questions. [​IMG]
    A few things to watch for:
    Common Foods and Plants Toxic to Chickens
    raw potatoes and peels
    avocado
    citrus fruits
    rhubarb leaves
    chocolate/caffeine
    apple seeds
    onions
    garlic
    mushrooms
    alcohol
    potato, eggplant, and tomato plants/leaves
    salt
    mistletoe or holly berries
    raw beans
    nutmeg
    sweet pea plant
    tobacco
    stone fruit pits
    asparagus
    Read more: http://www.grit.com/blogs/blog.aspx?blogid=4294967388&tag=Chickens#ixzz1KaHbNV3Z
     

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