Please help with baby chick poop, is this normal??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by deeboSC, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. deeboSC

    deeboSC New Egg

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    Ive searched but cant seem to find anything that tells me if this is possibly a worm or if this is something normal with chicks? This is all new to me but ive got four 1 week old comet pullets. They are inside in a huge tote with heat lamp and they get fed medicated starter food. This one particular chick has made several poops today that look like this and im concernced. The others were about an inch or so long , kind of like a ramen noodle size and consistency?Whatever it is doesnt move or anything but no idea what it could be. They all eat well and act fine btw. Thanks in advance !
     
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  2. deeboSC

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    Here's one more, can anybody help?
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I won't say that poop specimen is abnormal, but it's out of the ordinary for certain. Normally chick poops are tiny, dry and look more like wild bird poop, excepting the occasional cecal poop.

    I take it this is one chick in particular. Have you observed any unusual behavior? Is the chick eating and drinking normally? Is it active or lethargic? If the chick is acting sick, then the poop has more significance.

    It's highly unlikely there are worms involved.

    If your chick is behaving normally, just keep a close eye on it. Occasionally, there will be a chick whose default poops are not like the other chicks. I got one of those five years ago. She is a Speckled Sussex, and the day I brought her home, she had watery squirts. She always behaved normally, and she's never been sick. But to this day, she poops nothing but watery poops. She's a great layer, too.

    If your chick isn't sick, you may simply have one that has strange poops.
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    You might try to give the chicks some probotics in the water. When my girls systems were starting up I had several chicks with wet loose stool. I started them on Probios for poultry Probotic and within that week their stools were solid and firm. The probotic provides beneficial bacteria into their developing system and gives them a good start. PROBIOS Probotic offers more beneficial bacteria strains than most probotics. It lasts a long time and I give it to my hens as well. Chicks and adults alike benefit from probotics. The chicks system is starting up so it is especially helpful for them. It's made a positive difference with my chicks! Hope this helps and I wish the best for you and your flock. Don't worry about the odd apearence too much because remember their system is just getting started up. However they will definitely benefit from a good poultry Probotic.
     
  5. deeboSC

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    No abnormal behavior at all, ill continue to keep an eye on her however. Strange poops is much better than worms, lol. Thanks for the reply !
     
  6. deeboSC

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    Thank you realsis for the reply, i just dont want my babies sick - ill look into Probotic as well
     

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