Blood in chick's poo!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickfever, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure which of my 3 new chicks it is, either the supposed wyandotte, buff something, or the featherfooted one. The wyandotte & featherfoot are about 3 wks old, the buff about 5 wks.

    I have been giving fresh water 5-10 times daily and they get fresh food (chick starter and grower) 3 times a day (they have access all day, just fresh at those times).
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they on medicated feed? And are they indoors?

    Might be cocci, which means they need to be on Amprol or Sulmet. Might even be worms but the only safe wormer appears to be Wazine at that tender age. And it could be a one time thing.

    Having your vet check fecal samples might provide you with the answers of what is going on.
     
  3. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure they are not on medicated feed. Yes, they are indoors. Would indoors make a difference??
     
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  4. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?? I'm really worried about them. If it is cocci, do I keep them indoors or put them out with the others?
     
  5. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep them in til you know whats going on. I do believe blood in the poo is one of the symptoms of cocci, but I dont know that much about it, just have read bout it on here. Sorry I am not much help. [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

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    If they have blood in their poo I would get them on amprolium or sulmet ASAP. I bet it is cocci and that can spell death to a young chick very fast. If they had been raised inside for a long time or have not been on medicated feed, they can injest enough of the ocysts in one outing to the big world to cause a massive infestation of them in the chick.
     
  7. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, what are their chances of surviving?

    How long should I keep them inside before putting them in the chick pen outside? I have more chicks due to hatch this coming week and don't want to get them sick....
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, keep them seperated. I had about a dozen get cocci and after 3 days of treatment as soon as I saw the blood, they all lived. I say if you get them on something now, they will all make it.

    Edit: If you have new chicks comming, I'd get some medicated feed or at least amprol or something to treat them if it in the bedding or in the soil outside. It isn't an airborne sickness if it is cocci. They pick it up by eating soil that contains the occytes. The occytes can live for months in soil so chances are they got a strain that is in your area. Good luck!
     
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  9. Chickfever

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    The bad part is, they haven't set foot outside yet [​IMG]. I still have them in the house. I wonder if they came here with it.... I bought some sulmet and I'm going to start them on that this morning. I've got sick kids too so it's a task trying to medicate everyone [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  10. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your chicks.

    Jill
     

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