Bloody Poop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenSahib, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got three chicks this week and one of the RIR chicks is pooping regularly. The thing is, it's like a layer/glob of blood is attached to the poop. It's not runny or anything.
     
  2. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up coccidiosis... immediately.
    Blood in the droppings of a chick is very very often coccidiosis.
    Treatment involves coccidiocide medication from a produce store or vet.
    best wishes
    Erica
     
  3. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The poop isn't runny though. It's firm and solid.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It could be them shedding their intestinal lining, which is normal. How does the blood look? Is it a really bright red, or just kind of pink?
     
  5. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just kind of pink. I'd say in between pink and red. If it was runny, I'd be freaking out right now. They are all about 3~4weeks old.
     
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    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's exactly it! So no worries right?
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Totally normal. The first time I saw it I was like [​IMG] and onto BYC I went for an answer!
     
  9. clanreed

    clanreed Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:One of the most informative, interesting and gross links I think I have come across in my short time here on BYC:D Will have to bookmark this one for future use.

    Thanks for the link,
    ~Shannon
     

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