Can stress cause...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksinthemachine, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens to have blood in their poop? I went to a swap meet and bought some peeps and laying hens on Saturday. Well needless to say they had blood in their poop but now it is looking more normal, a little carmilezed color with the white. I have them on medicated chick starter and water. They seem to be eating and drinking fine. But I am wondering if they could have worms. Would their poop stay bloody if they did or would change from time to time? Also I tried to introduce my 2 month old peeps to my flock and one of them had blood and now it is gone. I am soo confused! Can anyone help please? Sorry for the long post.[​IMG]
     
  2. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I don't think stress would cause that. You definitely need to keep the new ones quarantined from the rest of your flock for a solid month. Everything I have read says that blood in their stool indicates cocci, but hopefully someone more knowledgeable than myself will come on to help you.
     
  3. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are seperated, but were with my little ones for a day. How fast does cocci spread?
     

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