What does this poop mean?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by madisonboe, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. madisonboe

    madisonboe Chillin' With My Peeps

    18
    1
    59
    May 11, 2014
    Rio Linda, California
    I've noticed some runny poops lately (my chicks are 5 weeks old I believe)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    What does it mean?! Are theysick? Could it be the food? (They eat starter&grow from the feed store) I'm new to chickens so I have absolutely no clue.
    I've also noticed an occasional feather here and there, I've found 2 from the black autralorps and 1 from my red sex link, is this related to the runny poop? Normal?
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017
  2. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

    789
    149
    136
    Sep 26, 2015
    Portland OR
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

    9,865
    2,832
    421
    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I'm going to take a wild guess here. You still have heat on your chicks, huh? Unless it's below freezing where you are brooding these chicks, they no longer require heat, and they may be too warm, and that is making them thirsty, very thirsty, and therefore they are drinking lots of water, and lots of drinking will result in somewhat watery poops.

    There. Mystery solved.

    Of course I could be wrong. I was wrong once before, but that was a very long time ago.
     
    2 people like this.
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

    18,792
    6,139
    526
    Nov 7, 2012
    CENTRAL MAINE
    Then, there was the time she THOUGHT she was wrong, but then found out that she had made a mistake, and she wasn't really wrong at all! [​IMG] In this case, She probably hit the nail on the head, unless she didn't!
     
    2 people like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by