Runny poo / Diarrhea in 3 week old chick - on medicated feed, have grit and ACV

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Livingskies, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Livingskies

    Livingskies Chirping

    May 24, 2019
    3 week old chicks, there are 7 of them. At least one of them has had runny-ish poo since hatch. This is a pic of today's poo, the size is about a quarter. There are wood chips and pine pellets as the litter. I wouldn't call it bloody (I looked closely, and there is no odor either), but it is a light reddish brown.

    They have been indoors in our home, away from any other chickens, since incubation.

    They started on unmedicated feed and are unvaccinated. With the runny poo from some of them I switched to medicated feed after a week. I also have added grit to their medicated chick crumble. And started adding a bit if apple cider vinegar to their water. (All suggestions I read on here). I was discouraged to see this plop today. Should I be worried? All the chicks are bright, active, healthy looking and growing. They are eating and drinking normally and i clean their waterer daily and also scoop their poop daily.

    Any other suggestions?
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  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Stop the apple cider vinegar and get the chicks started on Corid 9.6% liquid solution.
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  3. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

    May 28, 2019
    East Texas
    Absolutely! Corid, ASAP! The bottle of liquid or packets of powder can be bought at Tractor Supply. IMG_20190613_174008.jpg
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