Is red in stool always cocci?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by egglicious, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all
    I have two new chickens about 13 weeks old that are currently in quarantine. They are from a very reputable breeder who I trust immensely. When they arrived I confess I may have overloaded them with treats and one of them got diarrhea pretty bad. At least I assumed it was the treats. The diarrhea seems to have cleared but the other day I noticed red in one of their stools. Since then there has been some red in stools occasionally. Not sure if it's blood. They get a little avia charge 2000 in their water and mealworms as a treat, plus their mash with a little probiotic yogurt. They seem completely healthy, no weight loss or other symptoms. Anyone have thoughts on this?
     
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  3. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I was thinking, but someone told me that they only shed intestinal lining after they are laying. Do you know this to be true?
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I started flipping out when one of my roos had red poop.
    I had forgotten, he got into the dog's food bowl, and the kibble is red...
    He's fine, just check to see what he may have gotten into.
     
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    Quote:That's what I was thinking, but someone told me that they only shed intestinal lining after they are laying. Do you know this to be true?

    Yes, I had a chick that did it. It lasted about a week, then I didn't see it anymore.
     
  6. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had that last week. The poo was a burnt orange/brick red color and I freaked out. Turns out to have cleared its self up. I had forgot my mother threw a bunch of tomatoes in their run
     
  7. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all. I feel much better about it now. My gut was telling me it isn't cocci but I just wanted to be sure. They look like good, strong, healthy birds. I may put them on the roost with the other girls tonight. They've been is quarantine for a while and it's just getting too cramped for them.
     

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