Baby Chick Pooping Red

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dogzrule5, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got three baby chicks yesterday and one of them is pooping a little bright red blood.

    Shouold I put some Sulmet in their water right away? I'm a little concerned and have never dealt with this before.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coccididia? Is it eating medicated food?
     
  3. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No - it's non-medicated
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Certainly sounds like coccidiosis-if it's still alive start it on the Sulmet right away. If all the chicks have been in together they've all been exposed so the others will need to be medicated as well.
     
  5. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I gave them all medicated water this morning. I couldn't get a quick enough response so used my common sense.

    As of this morning, all three were acting fine and still only the one chick was pooping some blood. I'll continue the Solumet according to the directions on the bottle.

    Thanks for replying; I appreciate it.
     

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