bloody, runny poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by UGAchick, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that one of my babies had runny bloody poop yesterday. Also, another one was sneezing for a few minutes, but a few hours later I didn't see any sneezing. Otherwise they all appear perfectly healthy. Eating, drinking, being chickens.

    Should I worry?

    P.S. they were vaccinated for Mareks at the hatchery and were on medicated chick starter until a few days ago.
     
  2. amydurose

    amydurose Out Of The Brooder

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    How old is the chick?
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Runny bloody poop in chicks most often indicates coccidiosis. The medicated food you mentioned often fails to prevent this.

    Check out this link:

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    to verify that you're not seeing the shedding of intestinal lining.

    Then get Corid or Sulmet and start medicating that flock right away.

    As to the sneezing, if you haven't seen any discharge (runny nose or eyes), i wouldn't worry. She probably just got some dust in her nose. [​IMG]
     
  4. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How helpful!! It does, in fact, just look like the "shed intestinal lining" photo. Why is that normal? Seems scary to me!

    The babies are almost 5 weeks old.
     
  5. Ducklover23

    Ducklover23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Heyy i live near you
     
  6. Humhill

    Humhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, it doesn't sound like something that should be "normal" but it is. Every minute of the day you have various cells in your body dying and new cells being "born." Once an individual cell dies, it is either resorbed by the body and the "nutrients" are used, or it gets expelled from the body.
     
  7. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, you do. You should check out the 'Yo Georgians' thread in the Where am I? Where are you? section. I bet you will find others in Augusta
     

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