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post #1 of 9
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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. 

 

stool

 

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.

active


3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?

Just got them last night


4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?

no


5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

no


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?

nothing


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.

post #2 of 9

Probably normal.  You will see some blood and tissue from any chick.  Probably cecal poop.  The pics are graphic, but here is the poop chart:

 

http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

9 hatchery and mutt hens

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

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post #3 of 9

I agree with Flockwatcher. Looks like a shed intestinal lining (normal) to me. Be on the lookout for liquid blood, which would need treatment (not normal).

 

Since they are in the prime age group for coccidiosis, be watching for lethargy, feathers fluffed up, not eating or drinking, acting cold, and true blood in the poos (although this may or may not occur with coccidiosis).

 

Ok I just reread the post...you said it was a lot more bloody. That concerns me...I'd definitely treat for coccidiosis if there were really bloody poos!


Edited by ChickensAreSweet - 2/22/12 at 7:02pm

Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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post #4 of 9

I edited my above post.

Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone!

 

The chart helped a lot, and it looks as though everything is ok.  All stools have been normal since early this morning.  If any signs of bloody stool come up, I will be sure to treat for coccidiosis.

 

 

post #6 of 9

Medicated feed will fix this if you are in an area that you cannot find it at a feed store Tractor Supply agway etc... you can order on line - Shipping stress can bring this on and several other things . McMurray Hatchery or Ideal it is expensive w/shipping so hopefully you can find it local -

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Medicated feed will fix this if you are in an area that you cannot find it at a feed store Tractor Supply agway etc... you can order on line - Shipping stress can bring this on and several other things . McMurray Hatchery or Ideal it is expensive w/shipping so hopefully you can find it local -



Medicated feed will NOT cure cocci...it helps chicks survive better by giving them a bit of immunity, but if they get cocci, you need to treat with Corid or Sulmet or else they will eventually die.

 

4 whippets, 10 chickens

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post #8 of 9

I have had AWESOME luck with Albon from my vet for Cocci. cheap as well. (no pun intended!!!! lol) Cost me about $4.00 to get for my girl and it was just an orange flavored med i gave to her twice a day for a week. cured it really quick.

I looked at all the caged animals in the barn...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry."God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, "I have done something...I created you."  

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I looked at all the caged animals in the barn...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and betrayal. And I was angry."God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly, "I have done something...I created you."  

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post #9 of 9

YAY! Thank you for your post. One of our chickens is making bloody poops, but none are lethargic nor lost their appetite. big_smile.png

 

Thank you again!

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