Andee8302

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 20, 2012
46
0
32
Ellsworth, Maine
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?
 

jessiduck

Songster
7 Years
Apr 21, 2012
391
13
118
New York
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!!
 

Andee8302

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 20, 2012
46
0
32
Ellsworth, Maine
Yes it does. Thanks !!! I have read that people buy Parrokeet grit from the pet store. Is that what you give you chicks?
 

jessiduck

Songster
7 Years
Apr 21, 2012
391
13
118
New York
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
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