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My flock first hit the ground a little less than two weeks ago, so i've been watching for cocci symptoms.

Yesterday and today, i didn't get to pay as much attention as normal, but when i went to shut them in for the night, one of my girls, an 11 1/2 week-old barred rock pullet, was doing the fluff up and huddle in the corner thing.  So i looked on the roost and saw a couple of puddles of blood. 

I've been waiting for this possibility and immediately gave them a good Corid dose in their water.  And then i got the sick chick and made her drink, which she did when i stuck her beak in the water - but not otherwise.

My question - when i picked her up to kind of look her over, i noticed that she is actually dripping watery blood from her back side.  And i realize that she either didn't display symptoms like i was looking for - or i just missed the earlier stages.  I'm honestly not expecting her to make it through the night.  But could this be a symptom of something else - besides coccidiosis? 

I've never read anyone say their birds were actually dripping blood -just that there was blood in the stool.  Blood in the stool, i've seen before with a different flock.  But this is very watery, both dripping from her and in the puddles on the roost.

Your thoughts?

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Could she have been attacked by a predator?  I've lost hens to RATS of all things.  They seem to love to attack the vent area for some odd reason.  I found one hen dead on the floor one time, and a rat crawled out of her rear right there in front of me.  Gross!ep

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Originally Posted by Plain Old Dee 

Could she have been attacked by a predator?  I've lost hens to RATS of all things.  They seem to love to attack the vent area for some odd reason.  I found one hen dead on the floor one time, and a rat crawled out of her rear right there in front of me.  Gross!ep


wow!  that's disgusting!  wink

I didn't pull back her feathers or anything, so i guess i can't say for sure.  I will have to check in the morning if she's still with us.  It does seem strange, doesn't it?

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Back then, we had a problem with what my husband called "river rats."  They were HUGE!  We had a couple of barn cats, and the rats killed one of the cats.  Fortunately, as strange as it may sound, we then had a population explosion of coyotes and bobcats.  They were probably feeding on the giant rats.  I haven't seen one of those huge rats in years, and if I ever do again, it will be too soon!

Your baby may have some other sort of injury, or it could be a disease process.  It's hard to be sure with chickens.  roll

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And a growing flock of mutts!
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Dee, i'm starting a new thread.  It's not cocci.  Thanks for getting me to look.  I don't think it's river rats either.  wink

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Wondering if there is a broken egg in there...

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Wondering if there is a broken egg in there...


She's only 11 weeks old.

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