occasional black runny poop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mdoerge, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. mdoerge

    mdoerge Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 1/2 week old chicks. Every once in awhile, I will find one or two black runny/gooey poops on their roost or in their outdoor run. This has been happening on and off for the past few weeks. They have been on medicated feed since day one; I started transitioning to grower feed this week. They all seem very healthy and normal in their behavior. I do give them treats - yogurt, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, etc. Any ideas? Should I be concerned?[​IMG]
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    There is a HUGE range of 'normal' when it comes to chicken poo.

    I'd not worry too much unless you see blood.
     
  3. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get that way too sometimes. It is usually something ate,especially(sp?) if they free range.
     
  4. mdoerge

    mdoerge Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never seen any blood. I kind of figured that since it was off and on - and obviously not happening with all of them, that it was probably no big deal. I wondered if it was maybe the cucumbers. I have a bumper crop, so the chickens have been getting one every couple of days, which they go crazy over. Thanks for the feedback. [​IMG]
     

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