Runny Poops

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Andee8302, May 26, 2012.

  1. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

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    Hi - My chicks are two weeks old and I am wondering why some poops (sorry don't know what else it's called) are a little runny and some of the chicks have well-formed poops. I am feeding them their medicated starter feed and cleaning their water twice a day. Is there something else I could be doing?
     
  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Songster

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    did you check their crop to see if their eating?
     
  3. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

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    Yes, I have to fill the feeder twice a day. They are still in the house and eating constantly.
     
  4. jessiduck

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    Have you tried grit? While I don't use grit, sometimes grit can help with the digestion process! It will help the runny stuff become firmer!
    My chicks are 3weeks old and do this often! I believe it's just their nature to do so.
    Hope this helps!!
     
  5. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

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    Yes it does. Thanks !!! I have read that people buy Parrokeet grit from the pet store. Is that what you give you chicks?
     
  6. jessiduck

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    Parakeet grit is good. I haven't fed mine grit, but I've read up on it!
    I'm sort of a bird-nerd ... don't tell anyone [​IMG].
     
  7. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

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    LOL Love it, Jessiduck !!! I am driving my BF crazy. Love my girls, reading all I can. [​IMG]
     
  8. jessiduck

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    Haha!!! I know I pretty much do the same thing lol. There's just so much to know and tell!
     

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