Thanks in advance for any replies and advice! I have 3 five week old chicks that I got from a friend to add to my feathered family. They are housed, for the moment, inside a huge cage-enclosure which is inside of my "silkie house". The silkie house is extremely secure, with roof, 2 stories, nesting box on the upper floor; the chicks in question have the large space on the ground floor. A few days ago I thought I saw something odd on the paper covering of their floor. I had fed cranberries the day before so I thought I was just being paranoid. This morning I saw the same, a too-red color where they'd usually poop. I changed everything in the enclosure, including the floor covering so I'd be able to see what was going on. When I returned an hour or so later there was an obvious dropping (poop) that contained lots of blood! The other droppings were more liquid than usual and they had some white stuff in them, no blood. I HOPE I am not having an emergency! I fear I might be. They've been eating Starter Feed, 18% protein, from a reliable manufaturer for the entire time they've been with me (since under 2 weeks old. I didn't go to the feed store for meds because I have no idea what's causing this. I can go tomorrow to a variety of stores, some feed stores, others pet stores. I've not noticed any changes in behavior, appetite, water consumption. Each of them is acting normally. I picked each chick up and looked over/felt his/her body--no noticable weight loss, no indication of pain nor discomfort. I looked at their little butts to see if any of them had blood on them. Nothing. That is the circumstance here. I adore my little (and my big) chickens and I want to do everything possible to fix any issue. Please Do offer any ideas, advice etc! I really appreciate this forum and the kind people here. I hope and pray that I'll be able to fix this somehow and that the little ones will be healthy and happy! Thanks again!