What should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wcwinegar, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. wcwinegar

    wcwinegar New Egg

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    Apr 26, 2009
    This is my first time with baby chicks....they are 2.5 weeks old and they are 2 americana and 1 buff.

    I noticed that one of them has loose brown stool. Any adivce on what, if anything, I should do to help clear it up would be appreciated.
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    That is normal, they usually have one of those a day. If you are worried still, just watch them. Make sure they are eating and drinking. Poo changes all the time.
     
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    If it's brown, it's likely cecal fecal. Does it have an odour that can peel paint? Several times a day birds will void two vestigial loops in their digestive tract. It has the consistency of pudding and is horrendously offensive, but totally normal.
    If you find blood in the stool, that's cocci.
     

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