Meat Chicks Bloody poop

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jackiedon, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I'm noticing some bloody stuff in my cornish X chicks. Could this be coco? I have not lost one since the 2nd day I got them and they are 3 weeks old.

    I read where

    I moved them to their outside tractor and mixed up some milk using powered milk.

    So do I continue to give this to them?


  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Did you feed the medicated feed? I noticed too my last batch looked there was some blood in their poop, but they all appeared healthy and all made it to their butcher day. I don't have any advice, but to follow what was said on that thread. Good luck.
  3. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Crowing Premium Member

    If you have not fed them anything red, like tomatoes, some of which can come right through colour intact and your seeing red it most likely is cocci, but you should also see some symptoms like the birds looking weak or puffing up. Milk is sure not going to hurt them and it's good protein anyway so that's a good place to start. If they are not acting sick that's all I would do at this time.
  4. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Thank you so much. This morning they were all up running around like they felt just fine but I will probably continue the milk.


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