Bloody poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bearz, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. bearz

    bearz Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Oh man, here we go. I have 40 chickens in a very large coop. 32 of them have free run of the place. The rest are in cages at various stages of growth.

    One of the 32 has bloody poop. I have no way of knowing which one. I stood there and watched them all today and no one looks sick.

    DH did change their food while I was sick. They are now getting a mixture of oats, wheat and corn in addition to their chickfeed. 30 of them are about 13 weeks old and just about as big as my 2 mature hens that are with them.

    Could the change in feed cause irritation? I give them treats and have never had a problem.
  2. Western Chick

    Western Chick Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Western MN
    Someone else will probably chime in here but when I hear of bloody poop I think Coccidiosis. If DH changed the feed off of something with a coccidostat (medicated feed) then I would certainly assume cocci. You can treat it with Sulmet in the water, follow the directions on the lable.

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