Pink/red in Poop Please help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Thetomsfam, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Thetomsfam

    Thetomsfam Hatching

    Jun 19, 2013
    Hi everyone, first time chicken owner. I have a 9 week old Brahma Roo that had a little bit of pinkish/red in his poop. I would have attached a picture of it to this post, but my husband washed it away.... so my description will have to do. He eats and drinks normally, he is a little sluggish though, but then again all of my other 7 chicks are. I live in TX and it is insanely hot. I just want to rule out cocci. I have looked at the poop page, with all of the pictures of the normal and not normal poop, and honestly nothing looks like it. Jack has been having diarrhea quite frequently though so that worries me. I currently have them all on ACV and a little bit of save a chic because it has been so hot here.
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Are they outside? Are they free ranging or have access to plants and flowers? Is it all or just one bird?

    If you see it again and can get a pic that would help a lot. If you think it is possible that it is blood then I would treat for cocci right away.

    When I first start letting my hens free range I opened the coop to find lots of purple poop and panicked but then I realized they were eating purple flowers in my garden.
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    My mantra when it comes to cocci is "When in doubt, rule it out!" This bird is young, has had runny poop, red tinged poop and is sluggish. Those are more then enough symptoms for me to have treated the entire flock. The cocci protozoa is so fast moving you just don't have time to take a wait and see approach. Sometimes doing so can mean the death of multiple birds. Once they sustain a certain amount of intestinal damage there is just no saving them. I'd treat them all with Corid to be on the safe side, it's well worth it.
  4. Thetomsfam

    Thetomsfam Hatching

    Jun 19, 2013
    Thank you for the responses:) No, my chickens are not free range, they are in a coop/run since we have a huge hawk population. They have a dirt floor so there aren't many plants to eat to cause colored poop. And as far as Corrid goes, I am all for being safe then sorry, but I just want to make sure that corrid itself won't hurt him (and the rest of the flock, since I would be treating them all) if he ends up not even having cocci. Here's a picture of my little man. He is such a sweetheart. He just wants to be held all the time:)
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Corid will not hurt them, even if they don't have Coccidiosis.If you need any Corid dosage info, just ask. He's a pretty little boy! [​IMG]

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