Just got 2 chicks last night(white cochin bantams) around 4-5 weeks old from our pet store. My partner noticed that there were blood spots in the feces in their carrying box. This morning when we awoke, we found this rather large piece. THe blood isn't bright red, but it's still noticeable.
Any idea what it could be? I haven't done my research yet.
1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
White cochin bantam, not exactly sure on age, but I'm guessing 4-5 weeks
2) What is the behavior, exactly.
3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
Just got them last night
4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
my mom picked them up from the pet store, I could call the store to see if they noticed any bloody stools. Could it be a internal injury caused by transport?
7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
today was the first day it ate. I have medicated chick feed mixed with finch food(it's what I have onhand for my button quails, today I will picking up chicken crumbles)
8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
Both last night and today it's been pretty solid. Last night it looked a lot more bloody, but today it's thickened
9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
whatever it takes
11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
They came from a pet store that housed in a display case filled with pine shavings. Now they're on a wire floored cage with newspaper laying on it, so it doesn't hurt their feet.