2day old chicks with bloody urine.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pastors wife, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Pastors wife

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    Good morning! I'm new at raising chickens, and am in panic mode.
    I have 2 day old chicks. Just picked them up yesterday. Today one is lethargic, can barely stand, and her poop is mostly pink urine (blood?)
    I have separated her from her buddies into a shoebox sized box but have no idea what to do next. Does she need to be in a different room from the rest? What can I do to try to save her?
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    Welcome to BYC. She does not need to be separated unless she is being hurt or trampled. Did they come from a feed store or a breeder? Blood or orange gel in the poo can be a sign of coccidiosis. They usually don’t get it this early, so she also could have an injury. I would get Corid from the feed store and begin treating for coccidiosis, just in case. Dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid Corid per gallon of water. Until you get that, give the chick water with some sugar or molasses mixed in.
     
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    Thank you! They are from a poultry hatchery. She's so pitiful. I added some molasses to her water and will keep her separated today so she doesn't get trampled. I will go find Corid in a minute. We are an hour away from Tractor Supply but have neighbors with chickens.
     
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    You can also use Corid powder 1 1/2 tsp per gallon of water. Treat all chicks for 7 days, and use some probitocs if your feed does not contain them. If they won’t drink, give them water or dip beaks, and you may also put Corid water into a small amount of their feed to make it runny.
     
  5. Pastors wife

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    Corid seems to be the recommendation. I'm not sure how a 2day old baby could need it yet but certainly try it. Thank you for responding.
     
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    Me too, but that is the most common reason for bleeding. She could have something internally causing the bleeding, or some type of enteritis (inflammed gut.)
     
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    Poor little thing. Really appreciate everyone's help with this. I figured I'd be dealing with sick chickens at some point, but not on day 2.
     

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