Urgh! Something gross just came out of my chick!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by doodle chicks, May 17, 2010.

  1. doodle chicks

    doodle chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a newly hatched chick - about 4 hours ago. It took an age to hatch - 40 hours to be precise and it got stuck, but got out in the end. Anyway, it just did a big green watery poo.

    This is our first ever hatch - is it meant to do that? I mean, I know they have to pass something but this was quite alot for a little chick.

    The chick is a French Maran.

    Anyone know?
     
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Sounds like a new chicky poo to me! I had a duckling do the same thing down my leg on Saturday!
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    A green poo is normal for a newly hatched chick. Just make sure that it has access to fresh water and sprinkle some chick starter in the brooder box for them to learn how to eat. Good luck!
     
  4. doodle chicks

    doodle chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Phew! Thanks guys.
     

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