3week old chick has BLOODY poop! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LadyinRed, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my ten three week old Buff Orphington chicks has bloody poop! I think I know which one but I only have one heat lamp! I've been a chicken owner for about five-six months and have no clue about what to do with this! The chicks were already quarantined away from my main flock.

    Should I give them medicated feed or cut my loss and get rid of this one? I don't know for certain it is this one for any reason other than he 'huddles' under the heat lamp more than the others and doesn't run to the other side of the brooder as quickly, once up he acts completely normal.

    Please help with this! I would prefer to not loose any, pictures coming.
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he? I would give him medicated feed and see what happens. Chicks should stay on medicated feed until 8 to 12 weeks of age.
     
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure if they can have Corid at that age, but that is the best for Cocci.
     
  4. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the photo of the poop that was under the chick when he moved. He is a little over three weeks old.

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  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    If one is showing symptoms all of them probably have cocci. I'd give all of them medicated feed, immediately. You can separate this one if you wish, but be very careful about cleaning up droppings immediately.
     
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  6. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Within about 20 minutes the suspected one stopped moving around all together. He would just sit there huddled up. I hated to do it but I decided rather than have him make the others sick more than they may be already to cull that one. He's now in the plastic baggie heaven and the others which all act healthy are getting medicated feed.

    Thanks guys for the fast responses!
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes, that's just the best thing to do. Hopefully, the others haven't gotten it yet and medicated feed will help them.
     
  8. dlolato

    dlolato Out Of The Brooder

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    I would clean everything in the area you are housing the chicks, spray bleach/water mix everywhere, including their feed dishes and water supply. If you don't attempt to radicate germs left by the ill chick, you will most likely have others with the symptoms very quickly.

    Good luck and I hope that one chick will be your only sick baby!!!!
     

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