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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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