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poo question...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by charlotteda, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As if my husband didnt already think I was a nut when I said I wanted to become a beekeeper [​IMG]

    Now I am discussing chicken poo... I have a question. My BR chicks are about 9 weeks old...all doing well. I have noticed that "somebody" I dont know who has a reddish, watery poo. I wouldnt really call it bloody just a reddish slurry while most of the others do NOT. I have thought that it was just a result of somebody beeing a pig over snacks but now I wonder.

    Do I feed medicated food ? I think so but am not sure... I was out of food and picked up a bag a Tractor Supply... it was a grower finisher and I honestly cant remember if it was medicated but I think so .

    any ideas ?

    charlotte
     
  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Grower/Finisher probably isn't medicated. I don't know the answers to the rest of your query, but that much I'm pretty sure of.

    Good luck!

    Is anyone acting sick? Eating/drinking/frisky?
     
  3. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everybody seems fine...active and not sickly
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    You may want to switch back to the chick starter for another bag's worth (how many birds do you have?) and save the finisher for when they're a bit older.

    I know they told me to feed starter until my pullets were around 16 weeks old.
     

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