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Blood in poo or just intestine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rachaelleeperks, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. rachaelleeperks

    rachaelleeperks Hatching

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    Hi guys,
    I'm new to raising chickens and just bought 2 4 week old silkies. One is a black skin the other a purple. The purple skin seems to have fluffier feathers and looks healthy. The black skin looks a bit shabby and has been doing poos that look like they have blood in them. I have been doing some research & people say that blood in poo can mean coccidiosis. [​IMG] this is an image of a recent poo tonight. She doesn't do them every time just ever 3 or 4 poos. She doesn't seem to be tired or loss of apatite.
    Am I just being paranoid or should I start to treat her and her sister ASAP. I don't want to lose them :-( any help would be great.
    Thanks, rach
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    I'd get them both started on corid 9.6% liquid solution. Dosage is 9.5cc per gallon of water for 5 days. I know one gallon of treated water is alot for two silkies...just make the one gallon mixture and give them half to drink. Make the mixture fresh each day, their sole source of water to drink and dont mix anything else in the mixture. Corid can be found in the cattle section at your feed store. Shed intestinal lining every 3 or 4 poops isnt normal.
     
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  3. appps

    appps Crowing

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    When we got ours and so they changed feeds we were getting lots of red poos too so it can happen. I am guessing tummy upsets from diet changes can make them shed it more often.

    Ours definatly looked sort of stringy if that makes sense. You could almost picture it once lining the intestine. And it wasn't a blood blood red, sort of an orangish blood red.

    No experience with cocci so won't comment on that.

    Good luck!!
     
  4. Bantamlover124

    Bantamlover124 Chirping

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    You know, it is wierd, I found bloody poop this morning in the coop- I felt the chicken who sits there and she felt a little thin.... Hopefully this will help my flock too! :)
     
  5. nesther

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    Oh no, rachaelleeperks! That's terrible! You should see a vet if the case worsens. On my opinion at least.
     
  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Dawg is correct! Start corid soon as possible. That poo does not look good. It does not look as if its just linning to me. mine had shed lining and it did NOT
    Look like that. To be safe I'd start corid.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Yes, start treating for Coccidiosis! The dosage for Corid liquid is 1/2 teaspoon per quart of water for 5-7 days. Corid also comes in a powdered form, but I don't know the dosage for that.
     

  8. rachaelleeperks

    rachaelleeperks Hatching

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    Thank you everyone for responding so quickly, I really appreciate it! I will start both chicks on the corid ASAP just to be 100%. Also if it isn't coccidiosis is it harmful to treat them anyway? Thanks Daw53 for the detailed response! You guys are a life saver!! <3
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    No, the Corid will not harm them if it isn't Coccidiosis.
     
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  10. rachaelleeperks

    rachaelleeperks Hatching

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    Thank YOU bantamlover21 you rock!
     

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