newbie question, white spots in poop?

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

  1. kbunny

    kbunny Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago IL
    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.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Absolutely normal, called urea. Urea is the white stuff. Think of it as solid "pee".


    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:
    Last edited: May 16, 2011

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