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Bloody poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Devona, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Devona

    Devona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone please shed some light? I'm noticing bloody poop from one or more of my chickens. They're about twelve weeks old. None look sick, however. I've noticed this for two mornings now.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post pictures?
    Bloody poo could be coccidiosis which you can treat with Corid.
    The dosage amounts (how to mix it) is on the first post of this link
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing

    Could also be intestinal shedding which can be seen here http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=17568.0

    More info on cocci.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coccidiosis-how-to-treat-it
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
     
  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2!

    MrsB
     
  4. Devona

    Devona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell if it's the intestinal stuff. It's mostly trampled by the time I see it. So the intestinal shedding has more solid red stuff in it?
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's a hard question to answer, especially without a photo.
    Intestinal shedding can look "stringy red". You can google or search here on BYC for intestinal shedding to help you determine what you are seeing.
    If you are unsure treatment with Corid may be your best course of action.
     
  6. Devona

    Devona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks. I try to take a pic in the morning. Does the shedding happen over several days?
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It could happen over several days, but probably not from the same chicken.
     
  8. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See if anyone is hunched, lethargic, not eating, or just acting "off." A chicken with Cocci will drink water, I hear.

    Corid is also a really gentle medication and can be given if you even suspect coccidiosis in your flock.

    Definitely post a picture if you can. If everyone seems healthy and happy, I would lean more toward the intestinal shedding or "coral urates." :)

    MrsB
     
  9. Devona

    Devona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're all running around. Here's a pic. Not good, it probably got stepped on, but it might help[​IMG]
     
  10. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they were mine I would treat for Cocci.
    It still could be intestinal shedding if they aren't acting hunched up, lethargic, etc. as @MrsBrooke says above, but a treatment of Corid won't hurt.
     
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