Bloody poo

shmccarthy

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I know that the first thought is coccidiosis, but I'm not sure it's that. - After bloody poo shows up, how long before other symptoms show? I read that bloody poo meantits pretty far progressed but I thought if it was coccicidosis, other symptoms would have shown by now.
I went to feed my chickens today and 3 of the bantams (that are at the very bottom of the pecking order) I was hand feeding. One of them pooped, not sure which one, and it was pretty bloody. I picked up and looked down all of them and they all seem fine. I checked each of their vents and they all looked normal. And they're all running around playing, jumping, and eating and drinking normally.
I went back outside and there's more bloody poo. :( they're all still acting normally but I have no idea who it is. One of the bantams I suspected just pooped and it was healthy looking, I don't think it was her.
I recently did some construction lately and I'm worried one may have swallowed something I missed picking up :/
What are all the possibilities this could be?
 

shmccarthy

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Some of them do look like the pictures of shed intestinal lining, one dropping was more watery. My local feed store doesn't sell corid, is there anywhere else I can get it in case it does turn out to be cocci?
 
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shmccarthy

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I found out who it was! It was one of my little cockerels, which I don't know the breed of. After hours of trying to watch all 40 chickens and see which one was making the bloody poo, I finally got lucky. I have him in quarantine right now for safe measures. I noticed he wasn't eating or drinking with the others when I fed them this morning, which arose my suspicion. He isn't acting lethargic at all but I'm starting to think more towards cocci. I am ordering medicine for him and as a just in case, I get any more with symptoms. So far I think he's the only one with it. I completely removed all the bloody droppings and cleaned out their waterers as well. Hopefully I can get him feeling better!
 

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