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Bloody stool

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wallace707, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. wallace707

    wallace707 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I'm new to chickens, we just got 6 from someone a couple days ago. They are 3 and 5 week old silkies. Started feeding them the starter grow food. All poops looked normal to me then the next day some were bloody.... Not sure if they are ALL like that but I'm not seeing many normal looking ones now. Lady I got them from said she kept two from same pen and they are fine. Also thought I heard what sounded like a sneeze a few times. They are staying in a cattle trough in our enclosed garage. There are two ceiling fans in there as well, wasn't sure if that would bother them being on too. I assume I need to get a dewormed? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Harleychicks

    Harleychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just an amateur but coccida may be the problem. At Tractor Supply or similar store look for corid you put it the water. We lost 1/2 our flock to this. went from 29 to 15 in about 2 weeks. Good luck with your babies!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. wallace707

    wallace707 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to tractor supply and the only corid they had was for vows and WAY more than I would need. No dosing for chickens. I did get some electrolyte powder and probiotic....and no other feed stores close by
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Corid is marketed for cattle. Corid will also treat chickens.

    Electrolytes and probiotics will not treat coccidia. You wil have to buy the Corid to kill the cocci protozoa.
     
  6. wallace707

    wallace707 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm aware of that, its not for sure they have coccidia unless the stool is tested correct? I just got the others in the mean time BC I wasn't sure about dosing on the corid.and how do I know how much of the corid to give the babies?
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I hope you don't end up losing them.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Corid dose - powder 1.5 teaspoons per gallon of water. Change the water daily. The treated Corid water should be the only source of drinking water. Treat for 5-7 days. Do not give vitamins while treating with Corid.
     
  9. Harleychicks

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    That's the dose I was giving them.
    It's a good idea to treat them regardless, I did and the death rate went to 0. I now feed my chicks a medicated scratch,Premium poultry feed by Purina, seems to work as no more intestinal issues have occurred.
    If I was doing this to sell eggs I would have to charge $45-50 a dozen to recoup the money we have spent!
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry your birds have bloody poop. X2 You need to get the Corid in them. Cocci will kill them very fast. No time to wait or get poop tested. Chicks with bloody poop have cocci. So dose them with the Corid and hopefully you can save them all.

    Good luck with your babies!
     

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