Bloody Poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by backyardbarn, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. My daughter purchased a buff silkie chick from a feed store in North Carolina. The chick was suppose to be vacinnated and seemed very healthy. About two weeks after coming home to Florida the chick seem to have a seizure. It lasted maybe 10 minutes where she stubbled and had trouble walking. Since then, for about three weeks, she has been fine. Eating, drinking and growing just fine. I have begun putting them outside in a small pen, seperated from the other chickens. Yesterday, we had a small family emergency and were gone from the house for hours. It rained while we were gone. They had shelter in the run. When we got home no one was wet but they were very stressed. I put them back inside and they were eating and drinking fine. This morning we woke up to significant bloody poop. I am in an urban area and our feed store does not sell anything more than feed. I am looking for any suggestions. My daughter loves this little chick and would hate to have her heart broken.
     
  2. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somebody else just posted about bloody poop - are you feeding the chick Medicated chick feed with amprolium? What vaccinations did the chick supposedly have?
     
  3. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many feed stores carry one or two antibiotics, along with a coccidiosis medication, as this is such a common parasite. Call your feed store and ask if they have Corid or Sulmet. Either one will work if this is coccidiosis.

    Edited to add: Just realized that you are the same one that posted the other post! More info over there. Maybe the mods can merge the two somehow...???
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009

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