smelly brown poo...sorry, nasty title!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rik and dick, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. rik and dick

    rik and dick Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry new quail owner after more advice.
    Rik and Dick normally produce what I would think of as normal poo, with a white top, which dries up and doesn't really smell.
    But one, or both of them also produces a wet brown loose stool , which I always stand in of course ! It smells nasty. They both seem fit, healthy, eating and drinking well and being fed on quail mix with a bit of chick crumb and some mealworm as treats. Is it normal for them to produce this ? Sorry for the unpleasant content!
     
  2. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adding some apple cider vinegar to their drinking water helps the poo smell less bad. You only need about quarter of a tsp per pint of water.
     
  3. rik and dick

    rik and dick Out Of The Brooder

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    Are the smelly wet brown ones (sorry) normal though ? thanks
     
  4. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be coccidiosis.... slimy green or brown poos....
     
  5. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    The amount of protein has a drastic effect on the odor... Maybe said bird is getting a disproportionate number of mealworms/treats?
     
  6. rik and dick

    rik and dick Out Of The Brooder

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    They love mealworms, so maybe I've been over treating ?
    they also eat slugs because im invaded by them and they are ever increasing, as they eat quail poo ! yuk yuk
    coccidosis sounds serious ? they seem fine in themselves
    thanks for the help
    I've added a pic of the boys, just in case none of you know what a quail looks like, ha ha

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