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A scary morning with a happy ending

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Blisschick, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I woke up to my lone house peep (about 5 weeks old) peeping in distress. This is unusual because for being a lone chick, it's never made a lot of noise. To my horror I discovered it was pooping blood! I figure it got coccidosis from the outside chickens when I took it for an outing the other day. I started with antibiotics mixed slightly stronger than recommended to head it off at the pass, and gave it at a couple of different times today, which seemed to work, because now the poo barely has any blood in it and the chick just ate a ton of feed, which is great compared to having no appetite at all this morning. I've had chicks die from this before and was always sorry I couldn't do much for them. I'm kind of attached to this peep, so I'm really happy that he seems to be doing so much better now. [​IMG]

  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Songster

    Jul 17, 2008
    I hope your baby is feeling better. I wish you the best. [​IMG]
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    :flOh that is really great that it worked so fast. Keeping

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