- Jul 22, 2021
I have 12 chicks that are 2 weeks old in the brooder, last night before bed I checked on them and there was a partial poop that looked red, so I cleaned out the brooder and found a little water had leaked under the bricks I had raised waterer up on and it smelled musty like mold or mildew was going to grow, I just added these bricks a few days ago to keep the bedding out of the water. After scrubbing the whole thing down, threw out the bricks and replaced them with new ones with paper towels under to soak up any leaks and plan to replace the paper towels daily now and rotate the bricks so they are always dry. I watched them for almost 2 hrs last night and they were all acting fine, eating and drinking fine and only 1 had a watery poop but no red. Today they're still acting fine, eating and drinking but there was a poop with red spots. They're on medicated chick starter and I've been putting unfiltered acv in their water since I got them a week and a half ago. I didn't get any poop pictures but I can take some if necessary. Does it sound like coccidiosis or something else? I've ordered corid and sav a chick electrolytes and probiotics that'll be here tomorrow. Is there anything else I should do?