1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

URGENT!!!!! Newbie needs help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheChickMan, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. TheChickMan

    TheChickMan Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2012
    this is my first time having chickens and i need help with a poo question. i got 8 chicks yesterday from orschelns and some of the chickens poo looks really runny. im feeding them medicated chick starter and plain water. How do i fix it. Will it fix itself? please help
  2. dennarahl

    dennarahl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2012
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    They will have a bunch of different "types" of poop. As long as they're eating and drinking, and their crops empty over night, and they're not lethargic or "sickly" looking, and you don't see any worms or blood in any of their poop, ...they're PROBABLY ok. Just keep an eye on them and do check out the poop chart!
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If their poop is CONTINUOUS runny, switch to non medicated chick starter crumbles. Add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (ACV) to 1 quart of water and let them drink it freely.
  5. TheChickMan

    TheChickMan Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2012
    thanks for your help. they are all very healthy

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by