Chick has blood in stool, what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by okiesoonergirl, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. okiesoonergirl

    okiesoonergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, This is my first post. I have a chick (1 of 5) that I think is approx 3 weeks old. It periodically has blood in it's stool. any ideas on what the problem may be? The stool is runny. I think its just one of the chicks but they are all in a tub with a heat lamp, so I can't be sure. but the blood is not in all the stool, just a small amount so I'm guessing it's a 1 chick problem.
     
  2. raroo

    raroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like coccidiosis, put powdered milk crumbles in their food and replace their water with milk for a few hours. See if the bloody poops stop and if they do than continue the milk treatment every day until there is no more bloody poo. You'll know in a few hours if it's working.
    I treated my chicks successfully this way without antibiotics, its a good thing to try first.
    ETA when doing the treatment only replace their water with milk for a few hours every day, as they still need fresh water.
     
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  3. okiesoonergirl

    okiesoonergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] thanks. I'll try that. It hasn' been continuosly bloody so hopefully that will help.
     
  4. raroo

    raroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good that you caught it early, and it can't hurt to treat all the chicks as it will act as a preventative too. Once they've been exposed to coccidiosis their immune systems will be resistant and they'll be fine after. It's found in soil usually, that's how my chicks got it.

    Welcome by the way! [​IMG]
     
  5. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    milk may help but if it is coccidiosis you should be feeding treated starter

    chicks will need amproylium
    I make a wet mash for chicks with coccidiosis

    try and find the article I put up today or yesterday
    bloody runny manure with blood in it is coccidiosis
    the whole group aught to be treated for coccidiosis
    using amproylium powder in the drinking water
     
  6. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:where do you get that?
     
  7. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can either be ordered online or can often be found in the livestock section of the feed store. Some names to look for is Corid and Sulmet. They will be listed as Scours meds for cattle and swine but are usable in chicks too.
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    you don't need the med's. Milk treatment works just as well, in my opinion better than meds. and is better for them. I've not used med feed for over 3 years, keep your brooder dry, clean, not to warm and you'll be fine.
     
  9. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:can you use reg milk from the grocery store?
     
  10. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm a newbie too, and someone gave me this link which helps a lot - for future reference.

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    my chicks got cocci at about 4 weeks, and i used liquid corid, which i bought from the feed store - pint size for about $20-$25. it cleared it right up for my girls. i didn't know about the powdered milk thing then.

    let us know what you decide to do and how your chicks are, ok?

    Beth [​IMG]
     

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