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Blood on top of normal looking droppings

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HeatherMarieR, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 chickens that I keep separated from the rest of the flock at night. The last few days there have been dropping that look perfectly normal except for they're covered in blood. I'm treating them for Coccidiosis just in case, but they all act fine, and they don't have diarrhea. One of the droppings appears to have some intestinal shedding in it. Could that possibly cause the bleeding? [​IMG]
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  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I havent a clue i am just going to bump this.
     
  3. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That sure looks to be quite a bit of blood--are you sure that it is from droppings and no one has an injury such as a comb or blood feather bleeding? How old are they? How do their vents look? My guess is (if it's not cocci) that there could be something internally such as cancer or a vent injury, or capillary worms. I would spend some time with them to try to figure out the problem. I'm not sure that this helps, but I hope you can stop it.
     
  6. Sue Gremlin

    Sue Gremlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suspect coccidiosis. Depending on the species, that can cause quite a bit of bleeding. I think treating your flock is the way to go.
     
  7. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The oldest is about 10 months old and the other two are 4 months. Everything looks fine, but I'll double check again. I leaning towards thinking that it's coming from the oldest one.
     
  8. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I started treating the flock yesterday.
     
  9. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the oldest one's vent. It doesn't look bloody, but it definitely doesn't look normal to me. Is it prolapsed?[​IMG]
     
  10. Eggcessive

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    There is just a little of the internal tissue showing which can be normal in some birds. Just keep an eye on it. Cocci can be common in younger chickens. Yours should be starting to develop resistance to it, but I would definitely use the Corid.
     

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