Bloody Poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5starchicks, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. 5starchicks

    5starchicks New Egg

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    HELP!!! What the heck is this???
    I have a Silkie roo a Silkie hen already laying and 4 Barred Rocks already laying. All are about a year old. I have no idea who did it.
    Thank you for any help.
     
  2. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    That's weird, did you feed them anything red colored in the last couple of days? Are you noticing anything unusual about any of your birds? Even something tiny?
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks more like a cecal poop than a bloody one. They can range in color, but are typically a rusty red. Their purpose is to help clear the intestinal tract and they are normal (and stinky!).
     
  4. 5starchicks

    5starchicks New Egg

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    I have not fed them anything different then their regular feed. I did see one Barred Rock (Taylor Swift) shoot what looked like a stream of water out of her behind this morning. But do chickens pee?? It didn't look to be runny poo or anything.
     
  5. Kaitlynn679

    Kaitlynn679 Out Of The Brooder

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    Probably further examine the stream chicken because chickens don't pee
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's warm where you are, and your birds are drinking more water, that could explain the really watery poop. But no, as previously mentioned, chickens do not "pee". They pass their urates with their feces (the white bits you see on the poo).
     

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