New chick with very smelly runny brown poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leela2012, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. leela2012

    leela2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a mystery breed chick (bantam) which is 6 days old. It is super happy, eating, drinking, and running around. Totally normal chick except it has the nastiest, smelliest poop ever! Its kinda runny medium brown, and smells like hell. Is this normal? We have 4 other chicks that have totally normal poo. So I am confused. Also, they are all vaccinated for Marek's and are on medicated feed. Help?
     
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    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. dawg53

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    leela2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Yea, I had seem this webpage from someone elses post, and the poop I saw doesn't look like any of these. Why does it smell so bad? Is there any way to stop this type of poop?
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Have no clue on the why of it.

    Is it every poop?
    Can you please post a picture?
    If it's cecal, no you cannot stop it.
    If it's something else, hopefully.

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    If it's constant smelly poop without regular poop, switch them to unmedicated starter feed.
     
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