Bloody poo and death

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by charlie123, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. charlie123

    charlie123 New Egg

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    This morning we found our white leghorn dead. She was a good layer and 7 months old. When I went to feed them yesterday evening she was already on the roost and didn't care much that I was there. I noticed a couple of days ago that her backside looked dirtier than usual. I found some bloody poo in the coop and run this morning and I am thinking that she may have eatin too much chicken scratch if that is possile. The rest of my hens seem okay. There is no blood in their stools but a little runny. One of my bared rocks has her feathers spread as if she is getting ready to poo but seems normal otherwise. If anyone has any idea of what I may e dealig with please let me know. This is my first flock of chickens and before this they have been very healthy. Thank you!
     
  2. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens can't eat them self to death, so thats ruled out. It could be worms and just yesterday I was reading up about coccidiosis and a symptom is blood in their droppings. Sorry about your loss :(
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would treat for cocci just in case...it can kill quickly.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Me too.
     
  5. charlie123

    charlie123 New Egg

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    Thank you. One of my RIR is now pooing blood but they all seem normal. I will treat for cocci and pray for my layers. I will let you all know how we make out.
     
  6. charlie123

    charlie123 New Egg

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    I have started treating the remander of my girls for cocci. They didn't like being rounded up but took the drenching well. God willing they will all pull through.
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Charlie, how are your chickens doing?
     
  8. charlie123

    charlie123 New Egg

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    The girls seem to be doing fine. We are on day 4 of a 5 day drench with corid. I really wish that I caught this when my white leghorn first got sick. We are praying for the rest of them and now I will atleast know what I'm dealing with if it happens again. Thank you for asking.
     
  9. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately there is a definite learning curve with new animals. I read all I can on these threads and save info so I have a quick reference. THanks for letting us know and good luck.
     

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