NEED INPUT PLEASE on Bloody clumps in poo

minksroost

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7 Years
Dec 27, 2012
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On dropping board this morning. All poo in the back of dropping board from roosting last night look normal. Some loose but we frequently have that. This bloody clumped poo was at the front of the dropping board, so they were already up from roosting. 5 hens and 1 roo, all are going through a soft molt. Everyone seems to be doing ok with it. My Dominic is a little down but she is really the one one that seems to be taking it harder. Other than that all are eating and active. They were all wormed 2 mths ago. I wanted to get that out of the way before molting. We did start mixing in meat "game/showbird" type crumbles in with their layer feed for extra protein during molting. We started feeding that maybe 2 weeks ago or more, so it's not like that is something new. I have always been putting vitamins/electrolytes in their water at least twice a week. Does anyone know what is causing this poo???
 

Eggcessive

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I would treat for coccidosis right away, unless someone has been eating strawberries or red jello. Corid liquid 2 tsp or powder1 1/2 tsp in 1 gallon of water for for 5-7 days. Look for it in the cattle section of the feedstore. Many strains of coccidia don't cause bloody stools but some do, and that looks bad if it is blood. Does anyone look lethargic, puffed up, ruffled feathers, not eating? Treat them all since it is contagious.
 

minksroost

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7 Years
Dec 27, 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
They are all over a year old. I thought that was something they would be immune to now. I have Tylan 50 on hand. Will that work? The one hen I mention that was taking the molting the hardest. I would say she looks puffed up and she is slow moving. But not all the time though. Please let me know if you think the Tylan will work. If not I have to take a hike to Tractor supply.
 

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