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bloody poop in chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dadsgirl, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Songster

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    i have some 4 week old chicks, and noticed today very bloody poop in pen. what causes this??? and what can i do /? thanks, angie
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    They have coccidiosis, most likely. It's a protozoan, quite common, especially this year and you need either Corid (concentrated Amprolium) or Sulmet, a sulfa type antibiotic. Medicate them ASAP. I'd recommend Corid first then if they haven't recovered, use Sulmet.
    Cocci is in the soil and they will outgrow their susceptibility to it eventually.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008

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