Bloody poo no other symptoms

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  1. paith041

    paith041 Out Of The Brooder

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    2 nights ago I noticed a single bloody stool in the coop. I watched the 5 girls all day but never saw anything else. Today I went to let them out and it almost looked like a murder scene in the coop. They knocked the board I had covering the nest boxes down and turned it into a lovely droppings board. They're 22 weeks and have not layed yet. All 5 are happy, eating, drinking, with perky tails. Could this still be cocci? No worms in the poo from what I can tell either.
     
  2. paith041

    paith041 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the board. There were several bloody stools in the nest box and in the coop as well. 2 nights of poop from 5 chickens. [​IMG]
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    I would get some Corid (amprollium, Ampromed) right away, and start treatment on all of them for possible coccidiosis. Dosage is 2 tsp. of the powder, or 1.5 tsp. of the liquid Corid per gallon of water given for 5-7 days. After completion of Corid, put some vitamins and probiotics in their water for another 3 days. Corid will be in the cattle section of the feed store. Here are some good articles to read about cocci:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
    http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/poultry/coccidiosis/overview_of_coccidiosis_in_poultry.html

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  4. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 - that looks like classic coccidiosis - you need to treat the whole flock ASAP.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yikes, that's a lot of blood. X3, treat with Corid ASAP!

    -Kathy
     
  6. paith041

    paith041 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. Started the Corid today.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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  8. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x 2

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