Blood in poo....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by birdgirl408, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. birdgirl408

    birdgirl408 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a bit of a worry [​IMG] guts since losing two of my chickens (purely down to the person I got them from apparently!!) Anyway, I have two remaining girlies, have had them for approx 7 months, was told they were pullets but I think they were much younger and only one has just started laying. I have noticed, today and yesterday, just a little blood (watery and pink) in the sleeping quarters. I haven't seen anything like it round the garden (they free range), so is this something just to keep an eye on, or is it something serious. I do hope not, as I have really had a run of bad health issues since getting them in the first place. [​IMG] They have put on loads of weight - they were well underweight and under nourished when I got them and the vet said they were really healthy when she saw them last. [​IMG]
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    The most common cause of blood in droppings is coccidiosis and if they were my birds I'd treat for it immediately so I could at least rule out that problem. It can overwhelm them and kill them quickly so it's always better to be safe then sorry and just go ahead and run a course of Corid. Sometimes worms can cause some blood in the stool as well.
     
  3. birdgirl408

    birdgirl408 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your quick reply. [​IMG]
     

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