3 week old chicks with blood in stool

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Babybockbock, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Babybockbock

    Babybockbock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just picked 6, three week old chicks (not from a store)

    When I went to check on them I found a few bloody looking poops...

    Is this something to be worried about? Also one has no fethers on its butt.

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Chicks can have some intestinal shed in their droppings normally, but since you are seeing more I would probably play it safe, and get some Corid powder or liquid from the feed store to treat for possible coccidiosis. Dosage is 1 1/2 tsp for the powder, or 2 tsp of the liquid Corid as the only source of water for 5-7 days. Afterward, give them some probiotic plain yogurt and some chick vitamins in their water for a few days. Symptoms of coccidiosis are lethargy or sleepiness, runny poops with mucus or blood, hunched or puffed up posture, not eating, and ruffled feathers. A vet can check the droppings for cocci and worms if you bring in a fresh sample.
     
  3. Babybockbock

    Babybockbock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had them less than 5 hours, its more I have seen a few poops with it like in the pics. Ill get some Corid tomorrow just incase.

    They all seem to be acting fine, eating and drinking.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2017
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Put them on medicated starter.....Use it till they are 8 weeks or a bit older..:)


    Cheers!
     

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