Blood found in brooder..not in stool

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CA Bean, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    How common is this? SHould I be worried? SO last night I hear alot of ruckus going on in the middle of the night. (in the living room) and I think they are just testing their wings since several have been trying to fly and jump up on the water jar etc. This morning on top of the water jar was some blood. Didn't look at all mixed in with poo but definitely some transparent blood on top of glass water jar. I checked everyone out and none seem to be hurt or butt pasty or anything. Should I be freaked out for Cocci or? They are on Medicated feed( although I know that is not 100% cure), they are 2-3 weeks old. Maybe this was blood in the stool but I didn't see any poop with it? Oh other issues-some have some diarhea but I hear that could be normal..1 is not thriving so much-gonna get vitamins today for her( posted thatpost in emergency section).
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Could something have gotten in the coop? something they may have killed? Like a mouse or something?
     
  3. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    No highly unlikely..box is really tall and on top of a kiddie table. No evidence and the only thing they eat are bugs out of my hand- no yogurt, chopped egg or fruit. Hmmm? Hope it isn't cocci.
     
  4. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of them might have broken a blood feather while they were acting up. ??? Usually you will also find a dried blood spot on the bird too, but not always.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i had a showgirl chick that tweaked one of her toes when she was little. i have no idea how it happened. Didn't even notice it until i saw a small spot of blood on the paper towels. Hope you find what it is.
     
  6. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it is Cocci..one of my chicks is now seperated and giving her meds.[​IMG]
     

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