This morning, as my DH and I were watching the 5-week old chicks, my heart just about stopped when my Wyandotte made a dropping that looked like clear water with blood in it--a few beads of ruby-red blood clots. The next poop she made was also diarrhea-like and contained blood. I separated her and monitored her for her next droppings, and the next 2 were completely normal--firm, greenish-brown with white urate. My question is, can I rule out cocci because of the normal droppings? Or was the bloody dropping cecal and a symptom of cocci that manifests in the cecum? There are really no other symptoms in the flock--all are active, eating and drinking. I give them kefir or yogurt every morning with some mashed fig, and they get ACV in their water. They are on medicated feed--I know that this does not gurantee that they won't develop cocci. Should I start them on Sulmet? Wait and see? I'm definitely keeping an eye on them...LOL they've been my obsession since they came into my care! I've seen the poop chart, but I think the blood was definitely darker than what was described as shed lining-that's what worries me.