Abnormal bloody stools.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rainbow25, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. rainbow25

    rainbow25 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've recently noticed a few bloody looking stools from my chickens. I'm not positive which one it is coming from. They all seem to be eating, drinking, and acting fine. We've only had our chickens since mid April when we got them as chicks. So this is all new to me. I've read a few things on here that it could be what's coccidiosis. But I'm not sure how to properly diagnose that and if I'm just over reacting. Help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. kilby

    kilby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you give them medicated starter in April?
     
  3. rainbow25

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  4. rainbow25

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    Yes we did! For quite a while too I believe.
     
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  6. kilby

    kilby Chillin' With My Peeps

    It should be for only 5 weeks. how long was it? I wonder if over medication has anything to do with this. but since you are online go to http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/disparas.htm
    or other poultry health sites. I am still looking.
    Feel for any abnormal lumps in crop or bottoms. Might give us a clue. Looking at the rocks it could have swallowed one somehow and got stuck. Are they all eating and drinking normal. Any one less active. These things can happen really fast so be prepared. Some have prescribed honey on the butt since it is a good medicine and when were they dewormed? Any tape worm or round worm in the stool?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You should go to the feed store and get Corid, Amprol or AmpoMed and treat for coccidiosis ASAP.

    20% powder dose is 1.5 teaspoons per gallon for 5 days, then 1/3 teaspoon for 1-2 weeks.
    9.6% liquid dose is 2 teaspoons per gallon for 5 days, then 1/2 teaspoon for 1-2 weeks.

    Make fresh daily and it need to be their only source of drinking water.

    -Kathy
     
  8. rainbow25

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    It might have been for maybe 6 weeks at the most that they were on the medicated food. I think I've narrowed it down to two chickens that it could be coming from. They all seem to be eating and drinking, and laying fine. I've been watch my Rhode Island Red today and I'm wondering if her comb isn't quite as red as is had been previously. But that could be me crazy! No worms seem to be present in the stool. At first I thought it was cause they have been hanging out in my garden lately and eating more produce along with their feed. But I'm not sure if that would cause that.
     
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  10. rainbow25

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    Thank you! I'll go get that right now
     

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