What age do chicks shed intestinal lining?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Angiebubs, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't receive a response to this in "Managing your Flock" so trying it here....

    I noticed some funny looking poops-regular looking poo with some lightpink (Doesnt really look like blood) and from the "poop chart" it looks more like intestinal lining. How young does this start? How often should it happen? This was in my coop of 8 wk olds that Ive raised from day 1-and they are active, eating, drinking and look great otherwise. Anything to be concerned about? (They were on medicated food for the first 6-7 wks)
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas?
     
  3. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw shed intestinal lining in poo from my chicks at about 7 weeks. Freaked me out before I knew what it was because I didn't think chicks that young would have it, but apparently that's what they had.
    Hope that's what you're looking at -
     
  4. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES! Thank you so much! This was not bright red at all, and everyone looks healthy-but thought my 8 wk old chicks were too young for this to happen. So thanks for the post.
     
  5. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You bet - glad to help [​IMG]
     

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