newbie question, white spots in poop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kbunny, May 16, 2011.

  1. kbunny

    kbunny Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I am raising chicks for the first time, forgive me if this question has been addressed before but I couldn't find it on the forum.

    My chicks are a week old. They seem healthy and active but I have noticed that there are white spots in their poop. Not totally white, just spots. I read that white poop can be a sign of disease so I am wondering if I should be concerned. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks for indulging a nervous newbie.

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Absolutely normal, called urea. Urea is the white stuff. Think of it as solid "pee".

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    You may find this web page helpful in the future. It contains (warning!) pics of actual chicken poo, so that you can see there is a wide range of normal when it comes to chickens:

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
     
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