Blood in Stool

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coco Rico, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Coco Rico

    Coco Rico Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning as I was mixing the shavings in our coop, I noticed some bloody stool underneath one of the roosts. We have four chickens, two were recently introduced, and I suspect it is one of those two who is having the problem. Is this likely coccidia? I've given them some yogurt today, in hopes that that will help a bit, and have a lead on some corid that I can have by tomorrow. They are all eating normally, none seem lethargic and I haven't seen any blood in their stool at all, except the one spot in the coop. Should I treat them all with the corid, separate out the two newer birds and treat just them, or do I have time to wait and see what happens? I know this bacteria can move fast in pullets and I want to be faster! Thanks for any advice you can offer.

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  2. FlaChickenMan

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    I would separate the new ones if possible, if not give them all corrid.
     
  3. Coco Rico

    Coco Rico Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, FlaChickenMan. I checked under their roosts this morning, and there was no blood. Should I go ahead and treat them anyway just in case, or is it harsh on their little bodies?
     
  4. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they acting normal? When mine had coccida they were quiet, sleeping and feathers were ruffled. It could have been a fluke in one dropping but I'd keep a sharp eye out on their behavior.
     
  5. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Coco Rico

    Coco Rico Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they acting normal? When mine had coccida they were quiet, sleeping and feathers were ruffled. It could have been a fluke in one dropping but I'd keep a sharp eye out on their behavior.

    Yes, they are all acting normal - eating, running around, and all that other good stuff chickens do.

    Would this help? http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    Thanks, I did see this chart as I was searching around, but it didn't quite look like any of those. More like blood on top of the droppings, but I couldn't find any injuries on the birds and they are not at laying age yet.

    I'm hoping this was a fluke and that I just panicked! I didn't see any blood this morning either and they are still all acting fine. Maybe it had something to do with stress? It was their first night in the coop and they seemed pretty terrified at first. Or maybe one fell off an unfamiliar roost and only bled for a short time? I don't know. I'll still keep a close eye on them. Thanks for the replies.​
     
  7. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Cocci... It will be one or both of the introduced birds.. they are not used to the flora in your yard... they will infect the other two.. Treat it seriously... I use Sulmet and Tetracycline together just in case of secondary infection... The bird is being eaten internally and it will start to lose weight and could die from it.. It is serious.. You may choose Amproline/Corid also. Pull the new birds to a quarantine spot and clean up your coup so the other birds do not infect themselves with the "shedding cysts" you may even want to put down new litter if you can't decide where all the droppings are. You will need to treat as suggested on the bottle of Sulmet/Amproline and do not give vitamins while treating this will cancel out the Cocci inhibitor.
     
  8. Coco Rico

    Coco Rico Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, started treatment with corid this morning, and after the week is through I will plan on giving them a vitamin supplement and making yogurt a more regular part of their diet. The coop and waterer have been cleaned. Would yogurt be in any way beneficial while they are on the corid or should I wait until after the treatment?
     

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