Pic of the dropping that had me worried about possible cocci

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by welovechickens, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, this is the dropping that had me freaked out about cocci.

    What do you all think? I haven't seen any more like this so far.

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  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you fed colored feed, red or yellow fruit, or anything mushy recently?
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I wouldn't worry about that. Cocci poo often is literally blood streaks that looks like actual blood from a cut or scrape. Furthermore, if the chicks are perky, they are fine. Cocci of all forms, regardless if it is the type that leads to bloody poo or not, will present in lethargic chicks first. Blood is the last stages of the infestation.
     
  4. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, no colored food, no treats lately....just chick starter and water. I know they try to eat their bedding (shavings) any chance they get, but since they're on a wire floor they don't get many opportunities.

    Thanks for the reassurance!! I've raised baby chicks many times in the past and never even thought about them getting sick....I guess I'm just paranoid since I lost one. Thanks for putting up with my questions! LOL [​IMG]
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is that it's just a mix of cecal poop and normal poop. My birds leave things like that behind sometimes, and nothing ever happens to them. Cocci poops are usually gross diarrhea with lots of blood. Wait till they get a hold of some fruit and eat more than they can handle... that's a sight to behold when it comes out the other end. lol
     

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