Baby Chick Pooping Blood

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Haleybug7, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Haleybug7

    Haleybug7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 2 week oldish baby who is pooping blood. She is acting normal, flying and running around with my other two. She's eating and drinking fine. She has solid poops that are reddish colored, some that are more watery and bloody, and some are normal. Could she have coccidiosis?? I'm hoping it's something less serious :(
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    It could be. Describe your brooder setup.
    By the time the feces is bloody, they need prompt attention.
    Are you feeding a medicated feed? Can you get some Corid (amprolium)?
    Keep bedding bone dry and feeders full.
     
  3. Haleybug7

    Haleybug7 Out Of The Brooder

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    They've been in a wooden brooder outside with a heat lamp on one side and they always have fresh food and water. Yes I am feeding medicated feed. If they carry Corid at Tractor Supply I might be able to get some today
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

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  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of intestinal lining which can look like a cocci poop.

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    Note that it is more spread out..

    This pic is from a chick that had cocci.


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  6. Haleybug7

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    I only have this one picture from when I first noticed it. But she's had some that are bloodier today. Tractor Supply didn't have any corid so I'll have to get some from a feed store tomorrow. Is there anything I can do for her until then besides separate her from the others?
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  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you call any other local Tractor Supply store to see if you can get some Corid?

    If not, then hopefully you can get some tomorrow - you may want to have a "standby" plan if you can't find some locally - like express shipping from Amazon.

    See that she is eating well and drinking.
     
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  8. Haleybug7

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    I've quartantened her and gave her a mirror so she wouldn't be lonely. Her poops have been looking normal and hopefully she'll be okay & I'll try to find some Corid tomorrow!
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  9. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try calling any other feed store.Im surprised they didn't have it especially in chick season.It definitely sounds like she has cocci.
     
  10. TikiRoost6

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    2 of my chicks are having intermittent loose stool. It's liquid brown in color. All seem to be acting totally normal otherwise. No change in diet. They're eating DuMor organic Chick Starter Crumble & get fresh water twice a day.
     

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