New pullets today--bloody poop in carrier?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DawnCols, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. DawnCols

    DawnCols Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just brought home two 5-week old Buff Orpington pullets this evening. After settling them in to their temporary home, I noticed that the box I brought them home in has a small wet bright blood-red lump in the litter--about the size of a large raisin. Looks a lot like the brown lumps they've been depositing in their cage, only bright red.

    Does anyone have experience with this? What should I do?

    Thanks,
    Dawn
     
  2. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. DawnCols

    DawnCols Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Browse the thread and see if there are similarities.

    Thank you. I'm going there right now.​
     
  4. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Use the search function too, there are many threads on 'bloody poop' that will steer you right!

    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. DawnCols

    DawnCols Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks April. I'm searching as fast as my little fingers will go [​IMG]
     
  6. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grand Blanc, MI
  7. DawnCols

    DawnCols Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you Diana.

    It looks more like the pic of coccidosis than the pic of intestinal lining (though honestly, it's hard to tell.)

    I'm on my way to TSC for Corid. It sounds like I won't hurt them by medicating them, and I don't want to delay treatment searching for a vet that treats backyard chickens to do a stool test.

    It sounds like maybe I should find some DE also? Not sure I understand how it works exactly, but it sounds like maybe something I should have. TSC doesn't carry it, but I guess that part can wait.

    Thanks again for the support y'all. Wish me luck.

    Dawn
     

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