1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Keet peeing blood ?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Cajungirl86, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Cajungirl86

    Cajungirl86 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    26
    Sep 13, 2014
    My smallest keet just peed what appears to be blood on my finger while sitting on my hand, eating meal worms from the other hand...what causes this ?? He appears normal, eating from the feeder and swimming from the waterer with the other five keets...what should I do ?
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,008
    49
    143
    Feb 23, 2014
    Oregon
    This can be caused by coccidiosis in which you would need to feed it something with AMP in it (amprolium)
     
  3. Cajungirl86

    Cajungirl86 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    26
    Sep 13, 2014
    I am feeding them a mixture of half medicated crumbles and half gamebird crumbles...the medicated didn't have enough protien...he only did it once, and seems fine....
     
  4. BarbaraNH

    BarbaraNH Chillin' With My Peeps

    123
    6
    91
    Aug 8, 2010
    It could be coccidiosis. If only half of his feed has the amprolium in it, he may not be getting enough of the coccidiostat to control the reproduction of cocci in his body. You might try reducing the amount of the gamebird crumbles for awhile to see if that helps, but I wouldn't wait too long before treating your flock with Corid (9.6% amprolium) if you don't notice improvement soon.
     
  5. Cajungirl86

    Cajungirl86 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    26
    Sep 13, 2014
    It was just one meet out of six...and only one time...going to switch back to medicated for a few days...they have REALLY grown on the gamebird mix...except the one that I mentioned...he is apparently going to be the runt... but he's scrappy and seems to be the smartest...not that that's saying a lot...but I could be biased...Lol...he's the one with the white breast and cheeks....
     
  6. Cajungirl86

    Cajungirl86 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    26
    Sep 13, 2014
    Keet, NOT meet...stupid autocorrect....
     
  7. Cajungirl86

    Cajungirl86 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    26
    Sep 13, 2014
    How vicious do pecking order fights get ? I had to physically separate the two largest keets last night...I swear they were trying to peck each other's eyes out ! After a time out, they were calmer....
     
  8. Cajungirl86

    Cajungirl86 Out Of The Brooder

    45
    1
    26
    Sep 13, 2014
    The coop is finished !! My keets spent last night outside...they seemed bright eyed and bushy tailed...relatively speaking....pictures later....
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by