smelly dark poo

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by montana girl, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. montana girl

    montana girl Songster

    Aug 23, 2007
    Kalispell, Montana
    I have 13 various chicks ranging from 3 weeks old to 3 days old. Everyone seems to be doing absolutely fantastic excepet for one little Plymouth Barred Rock chick named "Little" who is 1 week old. I got little with her sister a week ago, and her sister is lively and happy but Little seems tired and has dark brown poo that is too wet. Part of it holds its shape but the other part is goopy. She eats and drinks, but other than that just stands under the heat.

    I am feeding them medicated chick starter/grower.

    I change their water twice daily.

    I clean their bedding every morning.

    The red heat lamp is on in their extra large brooder box and under the light its about 98 degrees. The box is about 4 1/2 X 3' so they have plenty of room to get the correct temperature.

    Can I open up a probiotic capsule into their water?

    Any ideas?
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Even better would be fresh plain yogurt. They'll love it and it's great for their little systems.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    What she said [​IMG]

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