Bloody poop!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by StephEzz, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. StephEzz

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    Good morning! I found this bloody poop in my run this morning and need assistance figuring out the cause. I have 5 Buff Orpington hens and 2 ducks, all 6 months old and laying. No new foods or trauma of any sort.

    Please help!
     
  2. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have a bad case of coccocidiosis. It would be your chickens that have it. Its easily treated with Corrid, which can be found at your local farm store. Its a medicine that is dissolved in their drinking water, and the ducks should probably be separated during treatment.
     
  3. StephEzz

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    Thank you for the response! That's what i was afraid of... is it possible that the ducks may need treatment too?
     
  4. casportpony

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    It's unlikely that the ducks have coccidiosis, but it won't hurt to treat them. Corid (amprolium) is safe for ducks!

    Make fresh daily and it should be the only source of drinking water (no puddles, ponds, creeks, etc).

    Corid Powder - 1.5 teaspoons per gallon for 5-7 days, then 1/3 teaspoon per gallon for 7 days.
    Corid Liquid - 2 teaspoons per gallon for 5-7 days, then 1/2 teaspoon per gallon for 7 days.

    Corid is usually found in the cattle section of feed stores. If they don't have Corid, ask if they have Amprol, Ampromed or anything else for treating coccidiosis in cattle. The active ingredient you want is amprolium. One could also try using a sulfa drug like Sulmet, SMZ/TMP or Dimethox.

    -Kathy
     
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  5. StephEzz

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    Thank you so so much for this info Kathy!
     
  6. StephEzz

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    One more question, in your opinion, is it safe to eat their eggs while treating them? I've heard mixed opinions...
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The published info I saw says it's okay to eat the eggs.
     
  8. HumbleHen207

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    I had no clue ducks could have Corrid, so many treatments for chickens are dangerous for the ducks that I tend to separate them when I need to treat. Useful information!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What treatments are dangerous for ducks?

    -Kathy
     
  10. HumbleHen207

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    They aren't supposed to eat the medication added to medicated feed, Amprol I think?
     

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