What Probiotics Should I Give to My Chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pulletssurprise, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. pulletssurprise

    pulletssurprise Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2015
    My chicks are having some, I guess you could call it, runny stool. It is sticking to their back little feathers. It is very difficult to remove and I don't want it to clog their vents. Only other thing that I noticed is that our 4 day old Speckled Sussex is pretty tiered, and has bubbly poo but is still eating and drinking.

    My question is this,

    I have Kyo Dohpilu Probiotic which has[Lactobacillus gasseri (formerly called L. acidophilus), Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum] in it. Is this okay to give to chicks?

    I don't have the little probiotic pouches made for chicks at the moment, but if this will work I don't want to wait too long if they are having digestion issues.

    I didn't want to just give them something because it said probiotic I want to know if its safe.

    Thank you so much for any responses
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 24, 2009
    Check their brooder temp.. sometimes if they are too hot they get sticky butt.

    It rarely happens with chicks brooded by a hen.

    When a few of mine got it.. I did not give any pro biotics.

    I just cleaned them up and plucked some down away form their bottoms.

    Kept checking them several times a day to stop them getting dirty.. and after a few days they were back to normal.

    In their case it was caused by the brooder being too warm in the daytime.... as I live in Thailand the it was the hot season... and even with no heating at all they still got too hot.. I actually added a fan and a bottle of frozen water!
  3. pulletssurprise

    pulletssurprise Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2015
    I cannot thank you enough for your advice. I will definitely try what you have suggested.
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Definitely check the temp. I have read recommendations to feed ground old-fashioned rolled oats mixed with cornmeal to see if that helps firm up the stool in shipment-stressed chicks.

    If you meant Kyo-dophilus supplement, I can't find anything in the ingredients to hurt chicks. Don't know if it will help though.
  5. pulletssurprise

    pulletssurprise Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2015
    Thank you for responding. The temp is good - so we are ok there. I will try the ground oats and cornmeal. Yes, that was a typo on my part and you are correct about the probiotic's name. Thank you again : )

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