Bloody stool

Mamachicky2014

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One of my 6 Month old laying hens has had bloody stools in nesting box. What should I do?
 
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Mamachicky2014

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There are no other symptoms so far, if it is Coccidiosis, not sure which chicken, so should I get rid of all the eggs till treated?
 

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Thank you and here is a pic.
I would treat for coccidiosis with Corid, which you can get at Tractor Supply in the cattle section.

Corid powder dose is 1.5 teaspoons per gallon for 5-7 days, then 1/3 teaspoon for 7 days.
Corid liquid dose is 2 teaspoons per gallon for 5-7 days, then 1/2 teaspoon for 7 days.

Make fresh daily and make sure it's the only source of drinking water. Okay to eat the eggs while being treated and okay to treat all birds.

-Kathy
 

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If you've seen this more then once or twice then I really doubt it's shed intestinal lining and I would treat with a round of Corid. Coccidiosis usually does produce lethargy and puffed up birds but in a situation like this you need to start somewhere and it would be very wise to at least be able to rule out coccidiosis. Older birds who've had a chance to develop some resistance can still come down with it and their bodies may fight it off longer then a young chick would. Better to be safe then sorry. I very, very rarely see shed intestinal lining and it's usually not bright red nor a lot of it.

There is no egg withdrawal period if using Corid (amprolium).
 

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I would treat with Corid (or amprollium, Ampromed, Amprol) for coccidiosis. Blood in stools can also occur with enteritis and capillaria worm, but I don't think it would be that much. Corid is not an antibiotic, so there is no problem eating the eggs. Dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid ?Corid, or 1.5 tsp of the powder per gallon of water for 5-7 days. After treatment (of all birds) give some vitamins and probiotics for several days. If a bird is too sick to drink the medicne, give some with a dropper. Here is some reading: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
 

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If you have a small animal vet, call them and see if they look at a poop sample for you. It's also possible that she has worms.

-Kathy
 

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