Bloody Feces

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueCamas, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday, I looked into the brooder and there was blood smeared here and there, I checked all 4 chicks over for wounds but came up with nothing. It has to be the in the poop then [​IMG]
    They have been on medicated starter since I got them and they are almost 7 weeks old and haven't been moved outside yet. What could it be? They are acting perfectly fine and aren't droopy or anything, they are eating and drinking normally. I can't tell if only one is pooping blood or they all are, but not every poop is bloody.
    What can I do [​IMG]
     
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure you dont have anyone acting puffed up or slower? Usually bloody poo= cocci, but if they arent acting sick then make sure you dont have someone bleeding like from the bottom of their feet from maybe a sharp piece of bedding. If it is in the poo I'd say treat them with Corid and quick. They can go downhill pretty quick from cocci.
     
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  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm positive it's not their feet, I thought medicated feed was supposed to protect them!
    Can I get the meds at a feed store? This is just great [​IMG] I just lost a chick to botulism and now cocci!
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of medication should I get? [​IMG]
     

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