Bloody poop! Plz Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tinytina, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. tinytina

    tinytina Out Of The Brooder

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    Omg, I am so worried. I think my of my baby might be pooping blood! I am a first time chicken owner and I am so lost and worried right now.

    My babies are around 4 weeks old (I got them two weeks ago). They all seem healthy and active and eating lots but I woke up to see this this morning:

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    I have been reading the forum and it looks like it's either:
    1. Coccidiosis
    2. Shed lining of their intestinal wall

    Personally, I am leaning towards #2 but I could be wrong. The closest feed store is 2 hours away from me and if I need to get medicines for my baby, I should head out soon.

    The bloodiness does look like a single occurrence, I just went out to check on the birds again and I see mostly normal dropping. Though I notice one bird napping.

    Any help would be appreciated! Thank you soo much in advance.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  2. tinytina

    tinytina Out Of The Brooder

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    So I decided that it's just the lining and didn't end up going to the feed store for medsÂ… [​IMG]:fl

    They all seem fine and still active today and I haven't found any more poop that looks like that. [​IMG] sigh. little things about these babies that just makes me sooo worried all the time. i am sure worrying about chickens could be my full time job.
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Hopefully that is all it was. They can sure worry the hide off of you can't they? And yes, worrying about them IS a full time job.
    Good for you for paying close enough attention to notice that something could be wrong!
    Just in case, though, having some cocci medicine on hand is not a bad idea-after losing one of my babies to it on a Sunday night(when everything was closed) I went and got some the next day and am NEVER without Corid.
     
  4. tinytina

    tinytina Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a good idea! Thanks easttxchick! I'll pick some up asap. It's better to be safe than sorry.
     

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