Cross posting: Blood in chick poop (graphic pics)???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eponagirl, May 11, 2009.

  1. eponagirl

    eponagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    248
    9
    121
    Mar 10, 2009
    Quiet Corner, CT
    A week ago I acquired some chicks of varying ages (6weeks -12 weeks) who had already been treated for cocci. One chick (I think the oldest one) has normal looking poops EVERY day that have blood in them.

    I have six other 3.5 week old chicks and now one of them has a similiar poop.

    All the chicks are inside in 2 separate brooders and are acting/eating normally.

    The older chicks need to start going outside, but if there is an issue, I want to nip it before then so as not to spread anything on the ground/coop.

    They are eating organic feed with chick grit added (more chick grit for the older ones than the younger ones) Any thoughts/suggestions welcome!

    Here are two photos of what I am talking about, should I worry??:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,891
    14
    198
    Jan 24, 2009
    Iowa
    That looks normal to me. They shed some intestinal lining every once in a while. If you have an issue, you will see runny pools of poo with runny blood.
     
  3. eponagirl

    eponagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    248
    9
    121
    Mar 10, 2009
    Quiet Corner, CT
    whew, I didn't see anything that looked like it on the famous "poop link"! I was worried because it has been every day, not just a day here or there. Wasn't sure if it was the start of something or adjusting to more whole grains over starter perhaps??[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by