chick or chicken with bloody stools

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BikerBabeRules, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some month old chicks and some 2 month old chicks mixed together. Someone has bloody stools, I noticed this morning. I have no idea who. Everyone looks healthy and is accounted for. What should I do at this point? I have no idea what could be causing this.
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    Kathy
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    One of our chicks with a bloody stool was acting strange, so we took the poop to a vet to have it tested for cocci. It turned out there WAS cocci, so we treated them with Sulmet and then got them some medicated feed. Maybe my mom, SeaChick, can help you out more. Good Luck!
     
  3. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, someone else said the same thing. I'm going to get some Sulmet now.
     
  4. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody anywhere has the Sulmet....is there another alternative? I can order some but it's Saturday noon and will take few days to receive.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Corrid is amprolium which is also a cocci med... if no one has that go ahead and order the sulmet.
    do you have these birds free ranging? I ask because cappillaria (worms) can also cause bloody stools.
     
  6. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, they do free range. I couldn't find either of those meds and I switched back to the medicated chick starter and have not seen bloody stools since. I'll keep my eyes peeled and watch closely. Thank you!
     

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