Normal or Problem?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Redthechickie, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Redthechickie

    Redthechickie Out Of The Brooder

    41
    6
    34
    Mar 31, 2016
    Michigan
    Hi! I have a chickie that's been pooping runny poop, and I heard it was normal for them to occasionally have runny poo. I changed their crumble feed to have corn meal to remedy the problem so it won't get worse. The chick is eating/drinking just fine. It's active, though it seems like it's drinking too much water and sometimes, stops to rest a bit.

    Lately, it pooped solid poo, but it looked like it has a bit of blood there. I held it and I think it's warmer than the other chicks.

    Eating/drinking just fine and active, but these problems are starting to concern me.
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,615
    95
    118
    Sep 30, 2015
    Oskaloosa,Ia
    well I know it sounds disgusting put if you post a pic it might help, my guess might be cocci because of the blood, but get someone else's opinion too.
     
  3. Redthechickie

    Redthechickie Out Of The Brooder

    41
    6
    34
    Mar 31, 2016
    Michigan
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    I hope not. It looks like how a person can be constipated a with a bit of blood in it.
    I feel like the chick is having a hard time digesting the crumble feed, which is why I add corn meal in the feed.
    The chicks loved it! :)
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

    9,560
    2,496
    411
    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    If this poop that you're calling runny is dark brown and the consistency of pudding, it's normal cecal poop. The red in the poop may not be blood but shed intestinal lining, which is a normal process in chickens and shows up in the poop from time to time.

    If this chick produces nothing but watery poop and the red stuff appears in all the poop, then you need to get some Corid and start treating for coccidiosis. It won't hurt to do it even if you aren't certain they have cocci. It would be far worse not to treat for cocci if they do have it.
     
  5. Redthechickie

    Redthechickie Out Of The Brooder

    41
    6
    34
    Mar 31, 2016
    Michigan
    Here are the pics:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Redthechickie

    Redthechickie Out Of The Brooder

    41
    6
    34
    Mar 31, 2016
    Michigan
    The runny poo was at first dark brown then a burnt orange color.
    I sure hope it's not cocci. The chick did show any symptoms of it.
     
  7. Redthechickie

    Redthechickie Out Of The Brooder

    41
    6
    34
    Mar 31, 2016
    Michigan
     
  8. Redthechickie

    Redthechickie Out Of The Brooder

    41
    6
    34
    Mar 31, 2016
    Michigan
    *the chick did not show any symptoms of it.
     
  9. Redthechickie

    Redthechickie Out Of The Brooder

    41
    6
    34
    Mar 31, 2016
    Michigan
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I hope not. It looks like how a person can be constipated a with a bit of blood in it.
    I feel like the chick is having a hard time digesting the crumble feed, which is why I add corn meal in the feed.
    The chicks loved it!
     
  10. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

    9,560
    2,496
    411
    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Those appear to be completely normal looking poops, and the red does, indeed, appear to be intestinal lining.

    Beware of feeding corn meal for too long. It's like cake is to us, and the chicks will begin to prefer it over their crumbles. The cornmeal isn't a balanced diet, so get back to the starter as soon as possible.
     
  11. Its ME

    Its ME Chillin' With My Peeps

    117
    12
    71
    Mar 29, 2016
    Perry, Kansas
    My 2 bantam chicks have pudding looking poop or sometimes it's all clear with some bits and pieces of poop.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by