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Is My Jersey Giant Sick?

  1. Lilorp14
    I have a 6-day-old Jersey Giant chick that I bought from a Southern States. I have noticed that her poops have red blotches in them. I have dissected one of the poops and found that the red blotches seem to be flakes of some sort. She is housed in a brooder with 14 other chicks of various breeds, 8 of which are 6 days older than her, but they all get along fine. She is acting healthy and alert as the others. I feed them medicated chick starter. I'm just worried that its some sort of disease or something. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  1. TwoCrows
    You need to post in our Emergency section instead of writing an article as you have here. But, it sounds like your chick may have Coccidiosis, an overload of a protazoa that all birds carry. Chicks are susceptable. Causes blood in the poop and can lead to death. You might want to put Corid in the chicks water. You can get this at most feed stores. But definitely post in our Emergency section too. I hope you can get her healed up soon! :)

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