poop help, please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by birdydanana, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. birdydanana

    birdydanana New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm new here and this is my first post.

    I am a new chicken keeper and have just started up with my first flock. Everything seems to be going swimmingly.

    A little background info...I have 14 easter eggers, 10 cinnamon queens and 6 rhode island reds, all 10 1/2 weeks old from the same local hatchery. Their diet is Kraemer feeds organic starter grower, a bit of Scratch and Peck organic starter grower, some mealworms once in a while, and they get fresh veggies daily, mostly greens (kale, spinach, collards, etc) usually in the morning, and they did get 1/2 a pumpkin about 4 days ago, and whatever bugs they find themselves in their run. They also have a sand pit to dig and scratch and eat for grit. Their coop has hay, it is turned daily and removed and replaced weekly. Their water is cleaned and changed daily, too.

    There were some suspect droppings in my coop now 3 mornings in a row that look abnormal to me. I am not finding any pictures like what I am finding in my coop. Based on the amount, it looks like it's only coming from 1 chick.

    The suspect droppings were in the same corner of the coop the first 2 mornings , and a little further down this morning.




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    Thanks!
    Melissa
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    are you talking about the yellowish poo?
     
  3. birdydanana

    birdydanana New Egg

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    Yes, the yellow where the white urates usually are. I guess you could say the yellow urates
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That's a big array of feeds mixed in .......anything other than chick starter should only be 5% of daily ration.....

    Sounds like the yellow poop is from the corn in the diet.......


    Cheers......
     
  5. birdydanana

    birdydanana New Egg

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    Thanks!

    I am hoping it's food related, but trying to be proactive in case it's not. Since yesterday was the second day I saw the yellow, I cut out all extras except the Kreamer feed to see if that helps.

    Just to clarify, they are not getting a lot of extras, only 1 bunch of greens between the 30 chicks per day, or a small handful mealworms, etc. They don't get a lot of extras every day, just one snack to keep them busy for a few minutes [​IMG]

    Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens



    Sorry if I crossed some line?

    If feeding treats daily? ........not proper feeding for Chicks/Chickens......
    Anyways......Sorry.......



    Cheers....
     
  7. birdydanana

    birdydanana New Egg

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    Hi!!

    No not at all, I was just clarifying what I wrote! I appreciate your input [​IMG]

    Also, I was just thinking, they have been on an organic feed with corn in it since they were 2 days old, and this was the first time I have seen anything like that.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Ok......scratch has corn also.....
    Chickens are as easy or as complicated as we make make them......yellow poop, highly lightly its corn related....


    Cheers!
     
  9. birdydanana

    birdydanana New Egg

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    Haha! That's so true!

    They don't get any scratch. But now I see where some of the confusion is! We are feeding the brand 'scratch and peck' which is an organic, non gmo, corn free, soy free starter grower blend, that we are mixing into the kraemer feed. We are trying to get corn and soy out of their diet.

    Thanks again for all your time today! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Lol.....yep.....I'm Canadian and that brand is not here....lol.......Confusion for sure......

    Anyways, oops!

    Cheers!!
     

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