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when does a chick begin to poop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MrViskers, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for the stupid question but I am a bit worried that my newly hatched chick about 1 day old has not pooped yet my last batch had a chick that did not pooped and died, i later checked her body and she had a dry vent but i checked this chick and she had no dry vent. she is healthy running about and all, do i need to worry?[​IMG]
     
  2. serama hen

    serama hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is the vent sticky or gooy if it is just wash it with warm water and put olive oil
     
  3. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no their is no sign of sickness
     
  4. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They dont need to eat the first 3 days of life, as they are still feeding off the remainder of the yoke. The chick sounds fine just give it a day.
     

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