newbie with poop question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchickmom, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Hi Everyone, I'm new here and new to raising chicks. We recently moved to the country and I can finally have chickens like I always wanted. I having been reading and looking up a lot of web sites till I thought I was ready. I ordered day-old Black Australorps about a month ago. 26 of them are now 5 wks old and now moved to their coop. The last couple of days I have noticed a change in their poop. it did look more the color of their feed, but now it looks a wet dark brown. What could be causing this? I just started a new bag of feed and that is the only change in their diet. Does any one have any ideas? Please?[​IMG]
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    You'll see an abundant assortment of different poops. It's funny that the chickens eat the same food and sooo many different poops appear!! If the chicks are acting ok and eating and drinking, don't worry. Just be alert to behavorial changes. Use common sense. You'll soon get the hang of it and not panic at every thing that seems different.
    Happy chickening!
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    is it different food that might cause it
  4. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    Oh yeah... wait until you get the splort. [​IMG]
  5. TurtleChick

    TurtleChick Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Tacoma, WA
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    i love it......... the splort. i seem to get the splort whenever i let the girls out to play.... it's an excited poop for them! KNOCK WOOD hasn't happened ON me (yet)!!!

    newchickmom, don't ya just love worrying over every little thing with your peeps??? my husband teases me because i'm constantly checking/fussing/worrying over the little girls (our 4 are 5 weeks old, too!). as chickflick said, if everyone's acting otherwise fine - eating/drinking/activity level normal, i wouldn't worry too much. just keep an eye on them!

    do you have pics??? [​IMG] have fun with them!!!

    WHOA, i just reread what i said and it kinda sounded like i said "i get the splort" - NOOOOOO i meant: i don't get the splort, THE GIRLS get the splort when i let them out iiiiiii get to clean it up. whew.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2007

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