I don't think this is a question as much as it is a little advice about bringing home new chicks. I brought in 7 new chicks in October and started them in an indoor brooder. The stink from the 7 seemed to get more and more intense and putrid. At first I didn't have a clue, then I started remembering a pup that I had bought 18 years ago who also had putrid smelling diarhea and that the diagnosis had been coccidia or coccidiosis. I wondered if these new chicks might also have this since they were quite worse smelling than the previous chicks I had raised. I came in here with my questions and a few people assured me that it couldn't be coccidia without the blood in the poo, even though I told them the symtoms were extreme foul smelling brown runny poo. I was lulled into a false sense of safety and told not to medicate since medication is harsh.... The brown runny stuff went on and on and finally today, blood everywhere in the litter of their roosting nest! I am now running out the door to the feed store to stock up on all kinds of whatever meds I can get and fresh litter. I just hope this is caught in time. So I just want to say to newbies that if your gut is telling you that something isn't quite right with your birds, ACT on it!