1. Suburban Simplicity

    Suburban Simplicity Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday afternoon we let our 5 1/2 wk Buff Orp & 6 1/2 wk BR run around in the coop with out 9 wk EE. We have been keeping them in brooder box due to colder nights & pecking by older EE. This morning I noticed what looked like a bloody dropping in the box. I cleaned the shavings out of the box & gave them yogurt & mixed some DE in their mash. Noticed 2 more bloody looking droppings over the following hour. But have only seen "normal" droppings in the past 2 hours.

    Last week the same thing happened after letting them run in the coop for 1/2 day, but because I was afraid of losing one or both chicks, I gave Sulmet in the water for 2 days & haven't seen any problems until today.

    We have only had them 1 week and not sure if they were on medicated feed from hatching or not. The breeder had them in a brooder box w/ mesh floor. Have never seen dirt or grass until we introduced them to it last week. They have been on med feed for the past week (since last incident). In our coop, though, they were snacking on grower mash, grass & whatever else they pecked at.

    They seem fine otherwise. The cool breeze outside makes their feathers look a little ruffled so it is hard to tell if that is a symptom or not.

    Cocci? Ate something disagreeable or new? Stress from new surroundings & being pecked at?

    Would love to integrate all 3 chicks in the coop soon. Worried why this happens each time they try the coop out.

    I appreciate any helpful advice. [​IMG]
     
  2. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like coccidiosis. When you see blood you need to treat it ASAP. Corid is better for this, sulmet works but is hard on their systems. Most folks on here recommend the Corid in the water at 9.5cc per gallon. Make sure it is the only water they have. I believe it is a 5 day treatment. The medicated feed isn't enough amprolium to treat it once it starts. It is only a preventative. I don't think DE will do anything for this problem. You can mix powdered milk 50/50 with their food and it helps coat the intestines. This in addition to the Corid. I hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are they doing? I hope better? [​IMG]
     

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