Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by babychickfarmer, May 25, 2007.

  1. ONe of my chickens....the older ones because the poop was big had a little red stuff on it like a red mucus almost. It was in too piles. Any suggestions what it could be....Is it Dangerouse or something bad?? PLEASe HELP
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    You might want to take a sample of the poop to your vet and have them do an analysis on it. That is the best way to find out what is going on and what you will need to treat it.
  3. poppycat

    poppycat Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Before you totally panic, is there anything they could've eaten that was red? I only ask because I totally freaked before I realized they had eaten rose hips and everything was red for a little while.
    If not, the vet might be a good idea.
  4. Quote:Oh yeah they did have some red radicchio......Could that have bin it?? and they eat apples that have red outter skins on them....another possiblity??
  5. Arklady

    Arklady Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    If it doesn't clear up or they seem a little listless or something get some medicated chick starter. That will do the job if caught in time. Also pick up any red stool like that, just in case. If the chick is sick that poo is tainted and will pass the probs on to the next chick.

    Hope that helps.

    Last edited: May 25, 2007

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