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Bloody stool, large squishy crop-10 week old chick

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One of my chicks (about 10 weeks old) was having bloody stool. She is the only out of my 4 that wasn't vaccinated from Coccidiosis. I started her (and the rest in case) on Corid powder in their water on Wednesday (so today is the third day) and also gave her a drench yesterday and this morning because I wasn't sure she was drinking any water. She no longer seems to be having bloody poo, though it is runny I think. I'll have to verify tomorrow morning when I look at the poo board. However, her crop is now much larger and softer than the other three. I will leave them without food and water tonight and check in the morning but thought I would ask here until then to see if this is common or if anyone has any ideas or similar experiences. Thanks for any help anyone can give. I'm leaving next Saturday on vacation and I am super worried about her.

 

Edited to add she seems to be eating and drinking fine now and moving around much more than the previous days.


Edited by shiningeyes - 5/27/16 at 7:06pm
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It can be common to have a slow crop during coccidiosis. Be sure to give some vitamins and plain yogurt for probiotics for a few days after completing the Corid.

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It can be common to have a slow crop during coccidiosis. Be sure to give some vitamins and plain yogurt for probiotics for a few days after completing the Corid.

Thank you Eggcessive. Is it ok for her to still have her normal amount of food and water? She's still in with the others since I didn't want to stress her by moving her and I was treating all of them anyways. Also is massaging her crop a good idea in this case? And would I know easily if it went sour? Is that something to worry about? Sorry for all the questions. These are my first as I'm sure you can tell.

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Most chickens with cocci don't feel like eating, so it fine to leave her with the others and put food out for the ones who want food. Just make sure the sick one is getting enough fluids with the medicine in it, or you will need to give her some with a dropper. You can massage her crop a few times a day, but don't vomit her.
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