My hens should be laying soon and theres blood in poo?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roll8221, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. roll8221

    roll8221 Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Florida
    All my hens are the same age and should be laying within the next couple weeks. (hopefully). I noticed a single dropping that has a little blood in it? is this the cocci or does it have something to do with the possibility of them laying soon?
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    keep an eye out for more blood (could be either or could be cappillaria worm which can also cause blood in faeces...cocci usually affects only younger birds )
  3. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

    May 18, 2008
    Central NY
    We had friends who were losing their flock suddenly just before laying. It was cocci. Thanks to the folks on here, I was able to help them treat with Sulmet and save most of the birds. They finally got eggs 3 weeks later. It was an over crowding issue that was causing the pen to become dirty. They took care of that problem immediately.

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