10 week old chicks, dodgy poops!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Red, May 30, 2008.

  1. Red

    Red Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    So i didn't know whether this should go in Emergencies or here, but i opted to put it here...is that right? Basically one of my 10 week old chicks is pooping mainly white liquid poops, and yesterday we spotted some blood in there. It's possibly more than one chick, but so far i've only seen one. All the chicks are acting fine in themselves. [​IMG]

    They have been going outside from four weeks old, and were moved out permanently when they were 8 weeks old. They have been living in a run and are let out to free-range for a while throughout the day. Could this be cocci - and if so i thought they would have built up a resistance to it by now? They've been out in the coop two weeks and have been fine & enjoying the sunshine, the past three/four days it has been raining constantly and everywhere is muddy, could this have anything to do with it?

    When the chicks were four or five weeks old we noticed bloody poops, too. This was my first incubator hatch so i immiediately began panicking [​IMG] We ordered some cocci meds (which didn't turn up until three weeks later!) and treated them for worms. The cocci medication didn't arrive so they weren't treated for that, but the wormer medication seemed to have improved things, and all poops were normal after that.

    None of the chicks are acting ill, all appear to be eating well. They have been fed medicated feed since they hatched. Any ideas what's causing them problems? We have cocci medication and wormer, should i treat for cocci, worms or both?? Please help, i'm lost and have no idea what to do! Thankyou in advance :|
  2. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Honolulu, HI
    Just bumping this up to see if someone can help you out if this isn't posted elsewhere [​IMG]
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    did you post this in emergencies? if not, do so. My first thought is worms....have they been wormed yet? Not sure if that is the problem but hopefully one of the old hands can jump in here.
  4. Red

    Red Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    Thank you both of you [​IMG]

    Cetawin, I copied this in emergencies too, thanks. They were wormed somewhere around four weeks old, and that seemed to clear the problem up...how often do they need to be wormed?

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