New owner, more help needed PLEASE!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Debsbro, May 20, 2012.

  1. Debsbro

    Debsbro In the Brooder

    May 19, 2012
    Hi. Picked up three, fourteen and a half week old chickens yesterday and have notice the quiet one of the three, when she goes the toilet its loose and a yellow-ish colour. Is this down to the stress of the transport yesterday and new home and surrounding etc?

    Even though she seems to be the quiet one she is wondering around the coop, eating and drinking.

    Thanks for your advise
  2. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Songster

    Apr 19, 2012
    Tacoma Washington
    it can be stress. I wouldn't stress about it unless it goes on for a few days. Some chicks are quiet while some are really loud.
  3. mmktdox

    mmktdox Chirping

    It's probably due to the stress of the move. But if you want to you can add a few tbsp of apple cider vinegar to their water (just make sure it's a plastic waterer, the vinegar will react with galvanized). Some yogurt might introduce some good bacteria in her intestines too. Keep an eye on it, she'll likely be fine [​IMG]
  4. mmktdox

    mmktdox Chirping

    Sorry should have specified how much water to vinegar! I believe the recommended dosage is about 2%. I'm Canadian and think in metric but I think that would be about a tbsp of vinegar to a gallon of water??
  5. Debsbro

    Debsbro In the Brooder

    May 19, 2012
    So is cider vineager like a tonic for them?
  6. mmktdox

    mmktdox Chirping

    ACV lowers the PH in the intestines and helps the digestion process. Most of the experts on this forum recommend the unpasteurized AVC from health food stores. The pasteureization process kills the good stuff in the vinegar? I plan to use it on my meat birds this year, it's supposed to help them process their feed more efficiently and cut down on the stinky watery poop that the CX are known for.
  7. Izzymoon

    Izzymoon Songster

    Apr 19, 2012
    My Coop
    I use ACV in every bottle of water, just a small dab.
  8. Cheeky Chick

    Cheeky Chick Songster

    Apr 29, 2012
    Long Island, NY

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