very dark liquid poop...picture attached..sick chick or healthy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Maggie1030, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Maggie1030

    Maggie1030 Chirping

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    Hi my one chick keeps pooping a very dark almost black watery poop. Is he sick or is this normal?

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  2. oregonkat

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    @azygous, what do you think about this?
     
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  3. Maggie1030

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    Also the silkie chick with this poop is 3 weeks old. Very active and happy. I hatched him in my incubator from shipped eggs. He has only been inside my house and only has eaten the chick starter food. No treats at all yet.
     
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  4. Maggie1030

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    Is this dark poop Coccidiosis? I hatched these chicks from eggs in an incubator. Can chicks still have Coccidiosis if you hatch them yourself from eggs? These are my first chicks.
     
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  5. Maggie1030

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    Any suggestions?
     
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  6. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    @WVduckchick, do you have any suggestions. I have no idea what this could be but it does not look right to me... :idunno
     
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  7. oregonkat

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    As far as I understand, a chick can get cocci anytime. Is this chick still pooping this color? You might treat with Corid in the water for all of the chicks. I am not an expert and am hoping that some of them chime in here. Sorry cant be of more help.
     
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  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Odd for 3 weeks old. Do the poops look like that all the time, or just occasionally?
     
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  9. Maggie1030

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    He is in the cage with 2 other chicks. I do notice he does it occasionally but it is definitely a few times a day.
     
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  10. Peppercorngal

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    No, that is not normal poop. Something is off, the food is not right for her or she is eating wood chips or something. Try changing up her diet and see if it changes. Give her dried meal worms, boil eggs smashed up, that should help her "system". The other chicks can eat this stuff too, no need to deny them goodies! Good luck!
     
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