Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by colby bush, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. colby bush

    colby bush In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2015
    Odenville al
    My 5 week old silkies are pooping a really light brown liquid and somtime a little solid with some blood. Is this normal and what can I do?

  2. jranee

    jranee In the Brooder

    Nov 9, 2015
    its deffinantly not ok it may be a sign of coccidioses tho
  3. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

    Oct 21, 2015
    It would help if you can post a picture of the poop.

    Sometimes they can expel some intestinal lining, but if it is in fact blood then it may be coccidiosis and you would need to start a treatment of Corid with the active ingredient amprolium as soon as possible. The poo may be normal if they have drank a lot of water but could indicate something else or worms.

    When were the last time they were wormed?

    Here's a poop chart to give you an idea of what is normal or abnormal
  4. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chirping

    Mar 7, 2015
    Southern California
    I don't think it's okay if there is blood in anyone's poop [​IMG]
  5. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Problematic poop is problematic if it persists over several days. According to what the chickens eat, how hot it is, how much water they drink, poop may be runny once in a while.

    If you suspect worms, and there are other signs of worm infestation such as bedraggled feathers, and lethargic behavior, I urge you not to worm until you have their poop tested for parasites. In fact, having the poop tested will tell you if they have cocci, too, although a round of Corid isn't all that hard on chickens. But worming when no worms are present is not necessary. A vet can test it for you or send samples to your local agricultural lab.
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