Hi all. This a.m. I noticed a bloody baby poop. It was runny in a water colored mucous solution. So I came on here and started searching and got a bit educated. My feed store opened and I went down and got Sulmet and Wazine17. I would have preferred the raw goat or cow's milk that I saw on someone's post on here but was clueless as to where to get it. I have a zillion questions. Some of these babies are only 2 weeks old and the Sulmet says to start treating at 4 weeks. Do I have any other options? Will the treatment cause these babies to die? We are assuming Coccidia (?) infection. The feed store guy said it might be worms also and so sold me the Wazine 17. He says to do the Sulmet for 2 days and if it doesn't clear up to do the Wazine17. The Wazine17 bottle says that the treatment should be 1 day or less. Once again they should be 4 weeks old for treatment and they are not all that age yet. The bottle also says to not let them have any water all night and then in the morning give them the medicated water. Can babies go all night without any water? Mine screech if food or water runs out during the night. Now having searched on this site for more information I found a link posted by shelleyb1969 (thank you shelley) that says something called necrotic enteritis can also cause the bloody diarhea. This site says nothing about the cocci so I am getting the idea that no site has everything on there. Are there even more possibilities for cause of bloody loose stools? And do I have to buy Rx for everything until I figure it out? Meanwhile do I have to quarantine my free-range girls in their pen until I figure out what it is and how safe it is? Should I give them the Sulmet in their water just to be safe? And then the de-wormer Wazine17 also? (My grown girls like to go to where the baby pen was the day before and try to find leftover start and grow pellets.) My best dog ever, who thinks chicken poop is caviar - can she catch any of these things? Or if by chance I am sloppy can I catch any of them? Is their any website for reference that does talk about potential contagion to other animals and humans? Timely because I was just wondering about melamine in their food and would that cause the bloody loose stools? By the way, I did find a semi-formed stool that was bloody as well. (I moved them to a clean container till it was warm enough to take them outside.) At this point I think it is just one baby but I can't figure out which one. I have not found enough bloody stools to even think it is more - yet. Thanks in advance to all who read my verbose posts and thanks for helping me.