Bloody droppings, but no lethargy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by elight23, May 7, 2008.

  1. elight23

    elight23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two 7 week old chicks who have had bloody stool since yesterday, but their behavior has not changed a bit. They also have completely normal and healthy looking droppings.

    Does this sound like parasites? They eat a lot of earthworms and slugs when I put them out during the day. How do I treat this? I would prefer an organic approach. They have ACV and garlic in their water daily, milk with added acidophilus, and I have begun sprinkling cayenne over their food. Any other suggestions organic/naturopathic or otherwise?

    Thanks,
    Elizabeth
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Are you sure it's blood? Not cecal poo, or pepper remnants? What they eat can change the color of their droppings... like when black berry season comes around and all the poo is deep purple/black.
     
  3. elight23

    elight23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty sure it's blood. They pretty much only eat organic starter and they've had earthworms for weeks and never had bloody droppings. These dropings are very red and liquidy with a tiny bit of solid in them. I do not suppliment with vegetables at this point. I only started the cyeanne after I saw the bood.

    Just to note, it's an Ancona and an Orpington and they are living indoors in pine shavings, off of the heat lamp until it's warm enough for them to go outside.
     

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