poop colors for baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lisa202, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,
    I just got my 10 baby bantam chicks on Tuesday and everything seems good. I only have one question...most of their watery little poop stains are different shades of lite yellow (on the paper towels) but there are some (a very small percentage) that are brown stains. Is this normal? All are eating and drinking great (like little piggies). I will post pictures soon.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds quite normal. It will even look a bit bloody or as if tissue was in it now and then.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi Lisa-

    There are a few types of poo for chicks. You'll see the normal poo which has the dark center with the white stuff around it, and then you'll see some other poo, called "cecal droppings". Those are more of a rich, almost reddish brown color, and they're very runny/sticky/stinky. Both types are normal for a chick.

    The white stuff in a chicken's poo is actually called "urates". Sort of like urine, only the bird version.

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  4. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks for the info too!
     
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  6. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks sooo much for all your great advice! I feel much better now.

    I wasn't ready for that poop chart....I was eating when I opened that link...[​IMG]:[​IMG].....hey you know what?....maybe I should hang a poop chart on my fridge to lose weight
     
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  7. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] Haha, sorry!
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  9. sixxchixx

    sixxchixx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gross, I looked at that poop link,.... but it helps. I almost freaked out the other day because my birds were dropping bright blue/teal poops for a whole day... and then i remembered that i had fed them red cabbage.
     
  10. JOSEYWALES

    JOSEYWALES Out Of The Brooder

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    Pudding anyone?
     

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