Blood in poop

jolenesdad

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I found two bloody stools in my meat bird pen. It’s cold and wet today and I can’t tell from the birds if anyone is exhibiting symptoms, they’re all fluffed up. Does this look like a normal shed or not? There’s 60 birds in 150 sf of space and they get let out daily for a few hours right now, 4 weeks old.

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ChickenCanoe

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They have an overload of coccidia oocysts and have developed coccidiosis.
You need to get some Corid(amprolium) or other coccidiostat immediately. When they shed blood and are fluffed up, losses are imminent.
The protozoa doccidia are everywhere in the world in soil. If bedding isn't bone dry, they will reproduce there and overload the chickens' gut.
 

jolenesdad

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They have an overload of coccidia oocysts and have developed coccidiosis.
You need to get some Corid(amprolium) or other coccidiostat immediately. When they shed blood and are fluffed up, losses are imminent.
The protozoa doccidia are everywhere in the world in soil. If bedding isn't bone dry, they will reproduce there and overload the chickens' gut.
On it. I’ve already started cleaning out the entire coop and replacing bedding and I keep corrid on hand, does it expire? I’ve never had to use it.

the coop is really clean but we had a heat spell and some rain I’m wondering if they picked it up going outside this week.
 

ChickenCanoe

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On it. I’ve already started cleaning out the entire coop and replacing bedding and I keep corrid on hand, does it expire? I’ve never had to use it.

the coop is really clean but we had a heat spell and some rain I’m wondering if they picked it up going outside this week.
It does expire but is probably good for 3 years from manufacture. The expiration date will be on the bottle.
They picked up a few oocysts from the ground and then pooped some into the bedding and from there they exploded.
 

jolenesdad

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You can also give the undiluted
Corid liquid 0.1 ml per pound twice a day for a couple of days to any that look weak or sick. That is pretty bloody poop, not intestinal shedding.
I’ve cleaned out the entire coop and have them in a smaller dry pen for the day while I work. That was fun. Moving 60 birds one by one because they’re past the age of sticking in a rubbermade tote for transport.

I cannot find any other red poop in the entire coop area so that’s hopefully a plus. As I mentioned it’s been in the 70s for a few weeks and today is rainy and 48, so they all are a little fluffy. I’ve tried to watch and inspect each one, and I cannot identify who may be sick. I checked each butt for red droppings as I moved them and nothing. They’re all active and they all certainly ran as fast as they could from me.:barniei use moveable perches and I’m going to take them all out and disinfect tbem today but they’ll be perchless tonight because I can’t get them in the sun to dry.

the pen they are in is actually a concrete horse wash stall, so I’m hopeful I can get the explosion under control rapidly be removing everything and going in completely fresh with everything.


thanks for the comments from all. After I get through today I will have a few questions as this is the first time I’ve treated and handled something in such a large number of birds and want to make sure I move forward correctly. BYCers are the best.:hugs
 
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