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  1. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear Out Of The Brooder

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    My 7 week old chicks have runny poo, but sometimes it's normal, but most time it's runny. They are outside every day since they were like 4 weeks old.What is wrong, I REALLY hope they dont have worms. I need help. My babies are everthing to me!!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2007
  2. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help the chickie mama! [​IMG]
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    the best thing you can do for your chicks is to take a poo sample to your vet and have it checked so if you need meds you can be assured of the appropriate one... (anything else is just a guess...cocci is so very common and yet worms could also be possible... without knowing more details even a guess isnt really possible)
     
  4. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    An occasional runny poo is completely normal.

    That said, I will tell you that with my group I noticed any stress will give them all runny poo for a little while. For instance, when they were little I had brought them into the kitchen and turned them loose so we could bond with them. They all had runny poo. When I would move them out of the brooder box to clean it, they would all have runny poo. I was REALLY worried, and searched all of Diana's links. Really drove myself into a panic. Then.. I watched them for a little while. I noticed once they had all calmed back down (might take 1/2 hr or so) poops all returned to normal.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    -Meghan
     

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