Chicks pooping blood???

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  1. SarahJoy11

    SarahJoy11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7 week old chicks. They seem to have bloated crops but im not exactly sure. Maybe its supposed to look like that. ..Some of them are pooping blood. Its not everytime. I brought one inside and it had blood one time and not the next. They dont act sick at all but Its been two days now of this happening. I am worried about them. Does anyone know whats wrong?
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    The probably have cocci.
    Read this:
    Cocci http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/poultry-coccidiosis


     
  3. WesleyBeal

    WesleyBeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like coccidiosis to me. You'll want to start treating them immediately.

    Corid is the name-brand of the medication in my area.
     
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    WesleyBeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SarahJoy11 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I get corid and it's not that will it hurt them? Is thay stuff harmful? Its not an antibiotic from my understanding?. Thanks for the help!! :)
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    The post I quoted from @Ridgerunner is an excellent explanation of what medicated feed.
    OP may have been feeding it already and if so they should read it to help better understand what is causing the cocci..if that is what they are dealing with.

    I did not mean in any way for OP to use medicated feed to solve their issue.
    (just for extra clarification)
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    You most likely are dealing with cocci...99% sure.
    Corrid will not hurt them and no it is NOT an antibiotic.
     
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    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    You need to act quick...they are itty bitty and it can kill them fast.
     
  9. WesleyBeal

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    Sorry - wasn't my intention to suggest you were! The article I linked to had a lot of info on medicated feed before it got to the part that talked about treatment.

    I just read that post this morning. Excellent post.
     
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  10. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    It happens...I probably read wrong. :oops:
     

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