HELP!! Chicks with blood in poop???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Angel16, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Angel16

    Angel16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have three chicks with blood in there poop and looking lethargic and one isn't doing very well at all, i'm trying to help them but I don't know what causes it or how I can help...... ??? Can someone please help me help them?? I really don't want them to die!! One already died I don't want the others to as well :( Thank you!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    The problem is most likely coccidiosis. Get some Corid right away and put it in their water. You can get it at any feed store, TSC or Farm and Home.

    Also, in the future, make sure the bedding is bone dry and the feeders at least half full. If the bedding gets wet, change it immediately.
     
  3. Angel16

    Angel16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you so much!! I was feeling so helpless!! I have just moved them under a heat lamp and changed the bedding :)
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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  5. Angel16

    Angel16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Unfortunately I can't buy it in Canada :( What else can I do?
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    do a search for amprolium or other sulfa drug that may be available there.

    Corid is just a brand name of amprolium.

    I think in Canada there's a product called Amprol.
     
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  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You have to get it from a vet. It's called Amprol there in Canada, and they will sell you what you need there.
     
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  8. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Overrun With Chickens

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    Just curious: 8 years ago when we moved here we got some dogs from my mentor who had moved to a farm. These dogs brought coccidiosis to my dogs and I lost a lot of dogs and puppies. Including the 2 we got from her and the puppies one was carrying. Could the Corid have been put in my dogs water as well? Would it have worked on dogs?
     
  9. Fancychooklady

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    Amprolium is used in cattle goats , cats and dogs to combat coccocidiosis . Cocci lives in the soil and there would be few places that house animals that don't have coccidia .

    http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/digestive_system/coccidiosis/coccidiosis_of_cats_and_dogs.html
     
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