5 wk old RIRs, bloody poop, lethargy. HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 2boxers, May 14, 2008.

  1. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three of my RIRs seem to be ill. Our smallest one, Tiny, is the worst off. Our roo is also not well, and we have another who is suspect.

    I first noticed blood in the brooder this morning. Came home from work and turned the chicks out to "play" in the back yard. One barely moved, the roo (Grumpy) moved a little more, and a third chick, who hasn't been named yet, is also lethargic but hasn't pooped blood. Both Grumpy and Tiny have. Grumpy's poo is still "solid"-ish, Tiny's was "projectile liqui-poo" Tiny's breathing is also very labored.

    Any ideas or thoughts?
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I recently had a similar issue; check on this site for Coccidosis (or Cocci). That may be your issue. Also could be worms. In the threads you'll find, they talk about treatment, as well. BEST of luck!
     
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    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to you both. Found what I needed to know.
     

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