cause of red droppings?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kk454, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. kk454

    kk454 Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband I just got set up with a flock of 13 chickens (2 three year old hens and 11 newly laying pullets) of mixed heritage. They have a large coop and a large fenced foraging area.

    Today, we noticed a few red droppings in the coop (see attached images). The droppings are a consistent red color throughout. All birds are active and alert. We've googled coccidiosis thinking that might be the cause, but we're new to raising chickens and would like a second opinion. Thanks!

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  2. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh thanks for this...one of my girls has the exact same thing..new to chickens here and only had them for about 3-4 weeks. Someone has 'red' droppings so I am interested to hear if someone has any info.?
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Cocci maybe??
     
  4. wasatusay

    wasatusay Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you feed them anything red? My chickens poop changes color depending on what they eat. I don't think this is cocci.
     
  7. kk454

    kk454 Out Of The Brooder

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    We can't recall feeding them anything red, but they did gorge themselves on squash and some other vegetables they haven't had before yesterday. Another 8 hours have past since we first noticed this, and none of the birds appear to be sick. I went ahead and treated for cocci with Amprolium in the event I am wrong. We are going to clean out all straw bedding and droppings in the morning, and see if this was diet related. Thanks for the advice.
     

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