Hello from Buffalo!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KellyG8, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. KellyG8

    KellyG8 In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2016
    Hi everyone! Today was the big day - I picked up my day old chicks and have started my first flock. I have 4 silver laced wynadottes and 2 buff orpingtons. Everyone seems happy and has been seen eating and drinking. I have one concern though and am hoping you will tell me that I don't have anything to worry about. Someone in the flock has tiny specks of red in their poop. It's sort of bright, so I'm not sure if it's blood. I touched it with a paper towel to see if it would transfer (like I assume blood would) and it didn't. I've attached a picture. The other dropping was actually more like a red string. Stress related? Is it possible for coccidiosis to appear this early?

    Thanks in advance for your help! I have so much to learn from you all. :) [​IMG]

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new chicks. You may wish to re-post your question on the "Emergencies, diseases, injuries and cures" forum in order to optimise your response. I have no experience with the problem you are having (if it is indeed something to worry about) but i hope that peeps on the forum mentioned can advise.

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please do post on the ER thread. [​IMG]
  4. KellyG8

    KellyG8 In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2016
    Thanks to you both! Seems to have stopped and everyone is looking good. Excited for this adventure! :) [​IMG]
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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