Tale of two chicks

janjan1

Songster
11 Years
Feb 26, 2008
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Armuchee, GA
I have two EE chicks. The are going on 3 weeks old. I purchased them together from the local hardware store when the Easter chicks were available. One is larger than the other now, and seems to have normal formed poop. The other one is smaller and it's poop is dark brown in color an is more liquid. This is consistent. Both have very good appitites, are on chick crumbles, have access to good water with vitimins in it, and get a scrambbled eggs each morning with treats of fruit or egg shell.
My question is why the small one have liquid poop? Do I need to start them on a antibiotic just in case? This has been ongoing for about a week. They are in a tempreture control sun room, don't get chilled. Suggestions?
TIA
 

twigg

Cooped up
11 Years
Mar 2, 2008
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11
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Tulsa
Quote:Try cutting out the extras and the vitamins.

Crumbles are a complete diet .... Give them a few days just on Chick Crumbles and water ... see how they get on
 

horsejody

Squeaky Wheel
11 Years
Feb 11, 2008
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Waterloo, Nebraska
My guess would be that the little one with runny poop is getting more than his share of the extras. At 3 weeks I would not give so many extras.
 

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