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#86627 - 07/29/05 07:04 AM Baby chick runny poop
Fren Offline
Chick

Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 11
Loc: England
Help! I've got two young chicks, one of which has runny poop. There's no other symptoms at all and they are both generally fine and alert and the one which does seem to have diarrhea still has a healthy appetite. I am rather worried though. Any suggestions at all or am I just worring a bit too much?

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#86628 - 07/29/05 12:30 PM Re: Baby chick runny poop
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How old?

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#86629 - 07/29/05 01:51 PM Re: Baby chick runny poop
Zuzy Offline
Chicken

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 107
Loc: Massachusetts
My chicks tend to have that frequently without any problem. It might just be natural. I'm not an expert though.

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#86630 - 08/01/05 03:35 AM Re: Baby chick runny poop
Fren Offline
Chick

Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 11
Loc: England
Hi guys,

they're about 4 weeks old. They both seem to now have a bit of runny poo but not all the time. Still very active and alert but at this moment they're both sitting on my lap as it's a bit cold! Their names are Eddie and Freddie (more simple than their full names I gave them!)

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#86631 - 08/01/05 06:08 AM Re: Baby chick runny poop
Fren Offline
Chick

Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 11
Loc: England
Thanks for the tip. I'll try that tonight. So far they've both been ok but I have also been noticing that the up and down weather we've been having here may have upset them a bit. Thanks again - I'll keep you posted to say whether that's helped.

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#86632 - 08/01/05 11:51 AM Re: Baby chick runny poop
T. Adkerson Offline
Ruler of the Roost

Registered: 07/08/04
Posts: 895
Loc: Missouri
Fren,

Chickens do not have a urinary bladder like we do. Birds convert liquid waste to a white paste. The white paste in the feces is the birds way of getting rid of waste products. If a bird has an excess of water, the water is not absorbed into the blood stream and passes with the feces. Your chicks are drinking water and not absorbing the water into the blood stream. They are just getting rid of extra water.

Tim Adkerson

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