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Orange poo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickgirl11, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. chickgirl11

    chickgirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG]I have two 13-day old chicks.I dKnow much about them considering that I am 11 and have never raised chicks before.they seem to be doing fine and all but I don't know about the poo.was brown and hardly runny at all just a week ago. Perfect based on another post. But now it is orangy and kind of runny. Every now and then, it will look like it did last week. Is this poop okay? They are eating just fine. They are on Nutrena chick start and grow and have clean water to drink.
    I forgot to mention that one was a barred rock and the other was a road island red. both girls [​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If it is just a goopy sort of consistency, yes, it is fine. At this age I believe it is called "cecal" feces, and usually smells horrible compared to normal poo. I think it's just part of their growth spurt.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    soccerbabiesmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for that link! Totally helpful:) I was so worried about my girls and was feeding them kefir and d.e. to resolve what I thought was diarrhea. Now I know, it's just normal waste:)
     
  5. chickgirl11

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    Thank you so much. Yes it is cecal or whatever you said. I went on the website and my chick's poo is normal. Thanks again.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Both of you are very welcome.
    Good luck with your chickens. [​IMG]
     

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