Chick poop abnormal (pictured), is this coccidiosis?

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  1. MountainGoat

    MountainGoat Out Of The Brooder

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    From at least one chick in the brooder, 6 days old. Last night and today. They all seem healthy, are feathering out and seem to all be eating and drinking. (Full disclosure: they are almost all solid yellow, it's hard to keep track of them when I'm observing.) Acting normal except for this.

    If it IS coccidiosis, TSC is closed, so I'd have to wait to pick up Corid in the morning if so. I have liquid coccidiosis medicine called Albon (a trade name for dimethox, I believe) that we got and didn't need for a visiting goat. (I was being extra cautious.) It's a month old and has been in the fridge the whole time.

    This site appears to be saying it can be used at .05% in the drinking water for six days. Does that apply to chicks?
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1138/coccidiosis-control


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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That looks really bad. You can use Albon, but what strength is it?

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Dimethox is 12.5% (125mg/ml) and the Albon I just looked up is 5% (50mg/ml).

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  4. MountainGoat

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    The bottle is labeled Albon, 3ccs per 10 lbs (for the goats). I've contacted my vet and am waiting to hear back to confirm the concentration. So should I assume that it is coccidiosis?
     
  5. MountainGoat

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    It's the 12.5%.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It looks like bloody cecal poop to me, so I would definetly treat for coccidiosis.

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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Did your vet tell you how much to give a chicken?

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If you have a good sense of smell you might be able to smell the blood in the poop.

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I just re-read your post and it says the chicks are six days old?

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