One month old and some have the runs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oldegger, May 4, 2008.

  1. oldegger

    oldegger In the Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    Monclova, OH
    Hi everyone, I'm a first time chicken raiser. I had pic to post from my cell phone camera but my card reader just smoked the Micro SD card.
    Took the plunge 4/4 at TSC 1Black sex link, 2 red sex links, 4 white leghorns and 3 rir stright run. Notice one of the LH's was'n feathering out as fast as the others. had rootbeer colored runny dropings. My cat vet who raises chickens said to put them on terramycin. Wasn't sure of the dose. TSC said tsp to a gallon. Things were inproving. But now one of the rir and diferent leghorn have the runs. Any thoughts?
  2. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    I am not sure, but if it is the same as the first LH, then I would probably give it to the other two also. I admit that I am still fairly new here, so hopefully someone with more experience will jump in and help soon.

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  3. Sparrow

    Sparrow Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Mine had the same problem at 1 month old, and I dosed them with 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to 1 gallon of drinking water as I have read to do, and it seems to have dramatically reduced the number of runny poops they have. It only took 3 days to see results, too.
  4. peeboo

    peeboo Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    fort bragg nc
    are they always runny as of late? or do they have solid normal "poops" in between? because mine have always had a "runny yucky poop" every couple of poops but no problems as of yet and they are two months old. i hope nothing is seriously wrong with your babes.

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