watery poop in chick 3 wks old

lacontenta

In the Brooder
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Mar 10, 2008
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So I have a strange & probably naive question...do chickens pee?? or do they just poop?

my little Lucy (the runt with the eye problem that has gotten better with flushing with saline, giving polivisol, & terramycin in the water)

well, she eats, drinks & is active...even getting right in there to eat with the chicks 3 times her size...anyway, I haven't seen her poop the last 2 days....just watery clear liquid out??? I'm puzzled. I see her eat. My husband is a dairy farmer & he said she might be getting dehydrated?? so I have alternated the water...morning electrolytes added to the water & afternoon antibiotic added to the water (never putting both in the same water). So...what's wrong with my chick? Her eye has stayed open the last day and 1/2, & I have seen no tiny bubbles in her eye, so what's going on now??
 

banter

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Mar 3, 2008
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In birds the white part of the stool is the urine-I'm not sure chickens are the same, but I think so. Did you change the diet?
 

Ga Chicken Mom

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Just a guess - the antibiotics may have killed off the normal gut flora and caused diarrhea. I would try a little plain yogurt. I always give yogurt to myself and any other critters when an antiobiotic is used for treatment.
 

lacontenta

In the Brooder
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Mar 10, 2008
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thanks for the yogurt idea...I had thought of that, but wasn't sure...

I hadn't changed the chick's diet....just medicated crumbles
 

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