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  1. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rescued a 7 month old hen the size of a small pigeon. We have kept her in the house and she has been eating very good, active and lovable. I do not let her around my other chickens. This morning while I was holding her she pooped and there was a lot of blood in the poo as well as blood clots. I havent had chickens very long so can someone please advise me what migth be wrong? We feed her chick starter, and a three grain scratch. She gets dried mealworms as an evening snack.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like coccidiosis. You will need to medicate her with Amprol or Sulmet or Corid. All are very good. If one doesn't work after the full dosing period, try the next. But get her on something asap..this can cause damage internally. If the chick starter is medicated, it is not strong enough to help her once she has a full blown case.

    Jody
     
  3. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Always keep two of these products on hand because there are several forms of cocci and one product may not always work. You're welcome.. I hope she recovers well for you.

    Jody
     

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