Blood in chicken droppings

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by R.M.Qureshi, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. R.M.Qureshi

    R.M.Qureshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I'm a new member and a new comer in chicken keeping. Today i have observed blood in chicken droppings.only one out of five chicken is having this problem.

    Breed: White cochin heavy
    Age: 4 months
    Bedding: Wood shavings
    Feed: Non medicated commercial and chopped tomatoes (once a day)
    Water: Normal tap water non clorinated
    Outside temperature: In Pakistan(113 F)
    Cooptemperature: 90 F.
    Cleanliness: Very clean coop.

    Symptoms: The bird is showing no symptom of illness, feeding is normal, behavior normal and active. Poop was watery few days ago (may be due to temp). Today i have observed red liquid in the poop. I am worried if this is something serious. Please be so king to share your knowledge.

    Regards
    RM
     
  2. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blood in the droppings is usually a sign of cocci - search this forum and you'll find lots of information on this disease and how to treat it. It is very serious and needs urgent treatment.

    However, I have noticed that when I feed tomatoes to my hens they sometimes have noticable red bits in their droppings. Are you certain it is blood?
     

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