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One hen with blood in stool

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by corinnep27, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. corinnep27

    corinnep27 In the Brooder

    May 7, 2014
    I really can't say details just yet, as I only noticed this once thus far. I have one hen who has nasty funky poop every night where she sleeps (at least a few weeks has been going on). This morning when I went out I noticed some bright red blood around the area and with her poop (it wasn't much either). I really can't say if it was "in" the poop, or an external issue? It was dark and rainy all day and I couldn't examine her well.

    Does this ring a bell for anything? Her comb has been pale every since I got her, over 7 months ago, and has zero other issues.

  2. sweetmoney1

    sweetmoney1 Hatching

    Apr 22, 2014
    i would just wait and see how she is and examine her tomorrow or after it stops raining. as long as she is walking and eating fine she should be ok.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    With a hen that age it could be capillary worms causing the blood in the stool or coccidiosis . Sometimes enteritis can also cause blood in the stools. I would take a stool sample (early morning and fresh) into the vet to check for capillary worms and a large amount of cocci in it. Enteritis can be hard to diagnose. Valbazen 1 ml orally, then repeat in 10 days would treat capillary worms. Corid is used to treat cocci, and Amoxicillin and other antibiotics may be used to treat enteritis.
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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
  5. ten chicks

    ten chicks Songster

    May 9, 2013
    You really need to bring her inside and exam her immediately just in case she has been pecked causing some type of wound in or around vent. Look at her vent for a prolapse,look up info for vent gleet,check her for any discharge from vent.
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    For those that can't get Valbazen wormer, Safeguard wormer will also treat capillary worms, but it has to be given five days in a row. Dose I use is 0.23ml per pound for five days. One can get Safeguard liquid goat wormer or Safeguard horse paste at Tractor Supply. Dose is the same for either.

    Eggcessive's suggestion to take a stool sample to a vet is a good one... they can also check for bacteria, though some are harder to test for.


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