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My chicken ate a mouse and... *update*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Moochie, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 days ago as I was giving scratch to my flock and I looked at one of the hens and she was eating a mouse. She was ripping it apart, eating everything, all that was left was the pelt.
    This isn't the first time my chickens have caught a mouse and had a feeding frenzy over it so I wasn't that worried. They have also eaten lizards too. This is just the first time I've seen bloody poop. It's really runny and the color of red wine, or burgundy. I was shocked to see it, and I checked all the girls' rear ends to see if any signs of blood on their feathers or cloaca. I didn't find anything, but I'm worried.
    What's going on? I know it's most likely internal bleeding but from what? Is her gizzard not crushing things good enough? What can I do to help her?
    I don't know of any vets around here that take in chickens either.
    She's also laying fine, no blood on the eggs she produces.
    It was pomegranite! I did a little expiriment, I fed them pomegranite seeds again yesterday and this morning I found the same poop that I thought was blood.
    Thank goodness. What I was reading about this protozoa made me think she would have died by now.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uh, Mine eat mice and they never had bloody poop, I would treat with Corid, it may not be from the mouse
     
  3. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what is corid? do they sell it at feed shops?
     
  4. TheBantamPrevails

    TheBantamPrevails Out Of The Brooder

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    Amprolium is a corid, which means it stops coccidiosis.

    Botulism can come from dead critters, but I don't think bloody stool is a symptom. It is a symptom of coccidiosis though.
     
  5. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i am a noob when it comes to diseases and what not, what is coccidiosis? and his corid, i feed it to her?
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coccidiosis is found in soil, usually after it rains. All hens have it and have built up a tolerance to it to SOME DEGREE. Corid contains Amprolium, which is used to treat coccidiosis.
    Corid is either powder or liquid, the dosage is on another thread here, I think powder right now is one teaspoon per gallon of water for five days.
     
  7. TheBantamPrevails

    TheBantamPrevails Out Of The Brooder

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    Search for coccidiosis or cocci and also check other new posts for today in this forum--someone else just posted about this with the information about the medicine.
     
  8. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did see some threads about it when i googled the stuff... i dont want her to die! theres alotta blood in her poop and i dont want her only to have a couple days left!!! ive already lost 3 of my flock to a stray dog i dont want to lose anymore. where can i get this corrid stuff??? the only feed store that is nearest is Van Dam Farms and i have no clue if they sell corrid. i cant buy online cuz my parents wont let me (yes im a teen), oh dear god now im really worried.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    you don't have any rat poison set out do you?
     
  10. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no, and it did rain last week... so it came from the soil huh? yikes im scared shes a sweetheart and our best layer, she makes the biggest eggs.
     

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