How do you tell if it is blood or normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicksinthemachine, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    I think the subject says it all.
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Are you checking poop for blood? I don't understand what you are asking.
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    if it's blood in the droppings..not normal..

    please explain in more detail, including any symptoms.
  4. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    Well here goes the story, the day before my dog ate some of my chickens, didn't know he was the one, the chickens were allowed to come in the front yard and I noticed some poop or actually at the time I thought it was blood from the dog eating my chickens. Then yesterday I was in the pen with them and one to a poop and it was the same as what I had seen in the front yard, so now I am confused. There is no behavior or appetite changes and in fact everything seems to be fine, but just when I think everything is fine something happens. However, I was reading that they have a caramel looking poop sometimes and that is normal and this could be that but I don't know. Tomorrow I'll try to get some pics.,if it is still there,hopefully not though. It wasn't black or dark red or even bright red, very runny and a weird brown color. I am new at all this so it is probably me overreacting because of my dog.
  5. Melilem

    Melilem Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    I once had something grab my rooster one night, I found him walking down the road the next morning, he had bloody poo that day but was fine after. The blood was pretty obviously blood. I wouldnt be surprized if he was injured when something tried to grab him by the bottom as he ran for his life. My own puppy was eating my chickens too, I had to get rid of her ): I tried to teach her not to, but the children let her off the lead when I left and she killed and hid 12 wheaten ameraucanas around the yard. Very was the malamute in her, everyone says.

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