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Shelly Chip

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 4, 2013
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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.
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BantamLover21

Crowing
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Jul 24, 2013
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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.

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.)?
 

Shelly Chip

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 4, 2013
98
3
43
No, they are very energetic. I just don't know what is normal as these are my first chicks. Thanks!
 

chickengeorgeto

Crowing
7 Years
Dec 25, 2012
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Big Bend of the Tennessee River's Right Bank.
Looks fine to me, how does it taste.
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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.
 

Shelly Chip

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 4, 2013
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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?
 

chickengeorgeto

Crowing
7 Years
Dec 25, 2012
8,047
4,219
431
Big Bend of the Tennessee River's Right Bank.
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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