Please Help! Sick chick! New, and not sure what to do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PamB, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    So, my 3-4 week old chicks have appeared VERY healthy. However, this morning, we noticed that one of them has blood in their stool. What do I do????? Please help me out! Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  2. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

    741
    2
    121
    Jun 20, 2010
    Louisiana
    Sounds like coccidiosis. There is a widely used medication available at feed stores ...called Corid.....just call your feed store or vet & ask.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,289
    12
    161
    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    Be sure to treat all the chicks with the Corid. Even with the medicated chick starter feed which has Corid (Amprolliam) misspelled it, the chicks can still get coccidiosis.
    Do not let the other chicks pick at and eat the bloody stools...Best to keep the sick on separated if possible.. good luck!
     
  4. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Thank you for responding. I got the medicine and cleaned their entire brooder out. I'm hoping they will be ok. I'm so worried.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by