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

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    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

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    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

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

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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