What does this poop mean?!

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

  1. madisonboe

    madisonboe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed some runny poops lately (my chicks are 5 weeks old I believe)

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    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?
     
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  2. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    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.
     
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  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    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!
     
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