Blood Droppings in Chick Brooder?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MckinneyTXBYC, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. MckinneyTXBYC

    MckinneyTXBYC Out Of The Brooder

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    Found some blood droppings in our chicks brooder, a total of 8 chicks live in it.
    So not sure which did this?
    As you can see from our images it looks very bad, what caused this to happen and should i be worried?
    Hope someone can help, Thanks
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    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012
  2. dawg53

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    Possibly coccidia. I recommend you purchase Corid (amprolium) 9.6% liquid solution at your feed store, it'll be in the cattle section. Dosage is 9.5cc's per gallon of water for 5 days.
     
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    do you know what might have caused it?
     
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  5. MckinneyTXBYC

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    Thanks for the good info, we got the Corid you recommended.
    So far no blood in the crate since we started using this, Should it be cleared up in a few days and should we change the water each day?
     
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  6. dawg53

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    It would be best to give a fresh mixture daily for 5 days. You should see improvement by day 3, but continue through the 5th day. Since cocci is spread through feces, use ammonia and water mixture to clean feeders, waterers, and brooders. Rinse those items with fresh water afterwards and dry thoroughly. Bleachwater wont have any effect on cocci.
     

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