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3 week old chick had blood in stool?!

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One of my chicks has blood in the stool.. I'm new to this what do I do???
post #2 of 8

Looks like it Coccidiosis you will need to treat them with Corid which can be found at your local feed store.

 

Dosage for Cocci is 1 1/2 teaspoons Corid powder per gallon or 2 teaspoons of 9.6% Corid liquid per gallon

Give for 5-7 days - make sure this is the ONLY water available during that time period. Mix a fresh batch at least once a day.

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coccidiosis-how-to-treat-it

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing

post #3 of 8

I agree with Wyorp Rock; coccidiosis is the likely culprit.

 

If you can't get the Corid immediately, take away their water and give them some milk to drink. Although not guaranteed, it can help them pull through until you can get the coccidiostat.

post #4 of 8
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I bought come liquid corid yesterday. One chick didn't make it and the rest are doing okay. 😥
post #5 of 8

I'm sorry for your loss.

I would go ahead and start everyone on the Corid.

post #6 of 8
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They are all on corid. They are in a garage. I have turkeys in another pen should they be treated too or its only the ones in the same pen??
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Originally Posted by bsg995 View Post

They are all on corid. They are in a garage. I have turkeys in another pen should they be treated too or its only the ones in the same pen??

Glad to hear you are treating them.

I honestly don't know about the turkeys. I don't know if the dosage for them would be the same and what exposure if any they have had to the cocci.

It does look like Corid/Amprol would be the treatment http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/84/coccidiosis-of-turkeys/

 

Practice good biosecurity for sure. Don't use the same tools when cleaning separate pens, change shoes so the cocci is not tracked from one area to the other. Wash hands, etc.

 

You may want to ask on the Turkey Forum how susceptible turkeys are for Cocci.

post #8 of 8
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I have four other chickens in a different own next to them as well.. Should they be treated too? There's no tracking it around as the cocci must have been in there cage with them as they are in my garage... The three that were severely sick have passed away. Putting the babies on medicated feed since they're not in the same thing with them.
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