Newly hatched chicks with red like droppings

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1 Critter Camp, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. 1 Critter Camp

    1 Critter Camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched the chicks in an incubator so they have not been outside. Some one is having red liquid droppings... can the adults pass cocci to the eggs?
    I have probiotic/vitamin water and medicated chick feed.

    They are about 2 weeks old.

    Any ideas? No other symptoms other than that.

    Thanks
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Cocci can come into the brooder via equipment/hands/etc. It has happened to others before and no one knows exactly which thing was the culprit, but there they are with the coccidiosis, so it does happen.

    Yes with liquid blood in the poo, if they were my chicks I would give the Corid 9.6% liquid (it is in the cattle section of the feed store) and they also have powder. I give 9.5 ml of the 9.6% liquid (powder has different dose) per gallon for 5 days as the sole drinking water to all the exposed chickens. I mix a new solution daily.

    They can still get it when on medicated chick feed.
     
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  3. 1 Critter Camp

    1 Critter Camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I treat ALL of my chickens which are outside... I assume so!
    We are in for about 8 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow so it will probably have to wait for a couple of days.
    I'll get Corid as soon as I can!

    Thanks for your reply!!!
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    No just the ones exposed to the poo of the sick one. The poo becomes highly concentrated with cocci when they are sick.

    You see, there are cocci everywhere in the soil. The older ones should be immune to it by now. Of course if they are acting ill then do please tell us, but I am assuming they are well and the cocci is affecting only your itty bitties in the brooder.

    You are welcome!

    Here is an article:
    http://www.clemson.edu/public/lph/ahp/disease_links/images/coccidia.pdf
     
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