We were away from home today and stopped in at a feed store to look around. They had several brooders filled with chicks from a couple of days old to a couple of weeks old. In one brooder with older chicks they were pecking on each other and there was fresh blood drawn on their backs. There wasn't any food in the troughs. In another there was a mix of bantams and cornish meat birds and the majority of them has tattered looking feathers. One little one was sitting all ruffled and huddled in the middle of the brooder. It was all I could do not to buy it just to try to save it. I really wanted to but then I saw bright red bloody stools in the pan. That scared me. I don't want to bring home something that would make my girls sick. Of course the little one would be living inside for at least a month and they are all outside. I came home bathed, changed clothes and cleaned my shoes with disinfectant before I went out to see the girls. Does that chick sound like it has cocci? Would it be unsafe to get it? Do you think it'll probably die anyway? Makes me so mad and sad. Poor things.