- Sep 29, 2014
Hey, odd question, but I got up this morning and went out to feed the flock, and noticed one of my girls comb was folded over, knew something must be off, went over to her and then noticed blood dripping down her back side... I initially thought she had been in a fight but looked closer and it appeared to be coming from her vent, and so I initially thought prolapsed vent, as I believe all my hens were vaccinated (or medicated) as chicks for Coccidiosis... I brought her in, cleaned her up and soaked her in a epson salt bath, and dried her and put her in a dog crate, a few hours later I check on her again and I see this off poop in the back of the kennel, its got part semi-normal looking poop (within range anyway), then had a pretty squared off (somewhat rounded square) liver looking thing in it... i brought it out and forgot to take a pic at first, but started to dig into it, and that piece was VERY much like a liver, NOT like coagulated blood as far as I can tell... I basically cut into it and it cut like liver and everything... its very crazy.... no crazy blood (irony smell) or bad smell at all really... shes still in the kennel, resting, willl drink a little if I put her beak to the water, and the same if I put her beak to the food... but still very much noticibly ill... do you think this could be Coccidiosis? any ideas? none of the other girls are showing these symptoms...