Runny orange-tan poop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kara_leigh, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little 2 week old chick that I got two days ago has been having runny poo. It is the same one that was very lethargic and had a wing drooping. The other two that I got with it are having normal poo and are acting fine. I don't know if it is just the chick version of ceacal(sp) poo, but it is runny and an orange/tan color.

    (I tried to get the color as close as possible on my computer)
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    Should I be concerned? For the record, I've been giving him Poly-vi-sol, and today he seems much better. He didn't have this kind of poo before today. Could it just be the vitamins? I know those vitamins can change the color of a baby's poo (I worked in daycare for 16 years) but wasn't sure about a chicken, or if I should be worried about something else. Thanks!
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Sorry - when it comes to chicken poo I STILL get confused. I will say that my birds are all healthy, and I do see the butterscotch pudding poos from some of my chicks sometimes. If that's the ONLY poo that's happening from that chick, I might start researching. But if he/she's doing any more typical poos sometimes too, then I wouldn't worry. And yes, what a chicken eats can definitely affect it's poo...
     
  3. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks normal to me, perhaps just a caecal stool. It is not ordinary for your chick to be lethargic and have drooping wings--it almost sounds as if she could have coccidiosis. Those are the prime two symptoms before bloody stool.

    I'm sorry I seem such a downer, and it could end up being nothing. Good luck with her, keep us posted [​IMG]
     
  4. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't lethargic or dropping a wing anymore. It is hopping around and acting normal just like the other two. It may just be on a sugar high, though. LOL
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I couldn't find that anywhere. I bookmarked it. Its poo looks like a couple of the caecal poos, thankfully. It's doing MUCH better with the vitamins and sugar water. [​IMG]
     
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  7. chickens112

    chickens112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    earnhardtlvr Thanks for sharing link. It was very helpful for me too! [​IMG]
     
  8. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I could help! [​IMG]
     
  9. jc12551

    jc12551 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness...there is a poo picture table..[​IMG]
     
  10. earnhardtlvr

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