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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shelly Chip, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this poop ok for chicks a week and a half old? They are on unmedicated feed, but I just ordered the medicated kind.[​IMG]
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a normal cecal-dropping to me, though it is difficult to tell from the photo. Are your chicks showing any other Coccidiosis symptoms (lethargy, weakness, death, lack of appetite, etc.)?
     
  3. Shelly Chip

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    No, they are very energetic. I just don't know what is normal as these are my first chicks. Thanks!
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks fine to me, how does it taste.[​IMG]

    I apologize, I was just having a little fun. It looks like lovely chicken poop to me. Did you have you chicks vaccinated against coccidiosis when you purchased them? If you did, don't put them on medicated feed now, at least don't put them on medicated feed until the vaccinations have had time to kick in.
     
  5. Shelly Chip

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    I didn't even know there was a coccidia vaccine? I have a lot to learn. I hatched these and they have obviously not been vaccinated. So I should not put them on medicated chick starter then?
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Put them on medicated feed if you wish. The reason for not putting them on medicated feed is because the vaccine is a weakened form of the disease organism. If you put them on medicated feed fed too young the medicine in the feed may kill off the weakened disease organisms before the chick has a chance to develop full immunity.
     

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