CHICK POOPING BLOOD

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 19Chicks, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. 19Chicks

    19Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks are acting fine and we know which one is pooping blood, if she is the only one. What do I treat them with? Should I separate the one?
     
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  2. 19Chicks

    19Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    They are using purina start & grow medicated
     
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    The chick is only 5 days old. There is 3 other chicks the same age and two older ones that are 2 weeks.
     
  4. 19Chicks

    19Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    We have just added sulmet in their water. We aren't sure if its only one of them. Should I try to use coccid instead?
     
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  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would certainly stop the Sulmet. It is very rough on their intestines. You are talking about having cocci, which sometimes causes bloody diarrhea. But a chick with a cocci infestation is not going to act fine, it is going to act quite sick, not eating or drinking, not moving aorund much, usually hunched up and fluffed as if cold. I would guess what you saw was intestinal lining. it is normal for them to shed intestinal lining, especially when young.

    And yes, if they do get cocci, Corid is a much better initial treatment; Sulmet is only for certain types of cocci, and only as a last ditch effort.

    http://chat.allotment.org/index.php?topic=17568.0 (has a pic of poop with intestinal lining)
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Whenever my young chicks start producing poop with blood or intestinal lining, it's always been the start of a coccidiosis outbreak, even if they appear healthy, so they get treated with Amprolium (Corid or Amprol) at the .024% dose, which is 2 teaspoons of the liquid. If you're in the US, you'll find these in the cattle section.

    How many bloody poops per day are you seeing?

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