bloody poop - causes other than cocci?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by taprock, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern L.P. Michigan
    I bought six new birds last week, not sure on age, they are young but feathered. They are quarantined in the basement, four larger in dog crate and two smaller in a box. This morning I found two bloody stools in the box with the two smaller. I started them on sulmet but am wondering since they have no other symptoms if this is the right thing to do? I know they say cocci kills them fast and to start medicine as soon as you can. Is there any other disease that it could be that I am missing? Also I need to continue the 30 day quarantine but do I need to extend it because of this?
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I think you are doing the right thing by treating, it does sound like Cocci - not sure about the quaratining, though - 30 days sounds like enough to me
  3. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Liverpool, NY
    look up the poop chart on here. sometimes it is just normal shedding of intestinal lining.
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida

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