Bloody feathers and poo, but just one.

FrySauce

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My BO has bloody feathers around her vent this morning and I found a single bloody poo in the coop. She’s behaving fine and her poos now look completely normal. She’s not laying yet, but should be getting close. I’m not sure what to do. Could it be coccidiosis with just one bloody poo or is it something else? I’m a first-year chicken keeper. I haven’t dealt with any chicken illnesses yet.
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I would still do some investigation for coccidiosis or worms, but you might also consider vent pecking by another chicken. Vent pecking may happen from over crowding, not enough protein or an unbalanced feed, boredom from not getting outside to free range, agressive breed, and other reasons. Vent pecking can lead to vent damage or cannibalism if it is extreme. Chickens are attracted to red color, so cleaning her up might be helpful.
 

FrySauce

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I should also mention that she came from a hatchery that said they were immunized for coccidiosis.

I would still do some investigation for coccidiosis or worms, but you might also consider vent pecking by another chicken. Vent pecking may happen from over crowding, not enough protein or an unbalanced feed, boredom from not getting outside to free range, agressive breed, and other reasons. Vent pecking can lead to vent damage or cannibalism if it is extreme. Chickens are attracted to red color, so cleaning her up might be helpful.

Should I pick up some corrid? I’ll work on giving her a wash. Should be an adventure.
 

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