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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ktwood1229, Mar 11, 2015.

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    ktwood1229 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a baby chick and she is acting fine but I went to wipe her butt and blood started coming out. Is she sick or is it something else?
     
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    ktwood1229 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey thank you for replying. She is about 3 weeks old. The only thing she has from the signs of cocci is just the blood in poop. I've raised goats and every other animal except chickens and they seem to be a pain. Lol could it still be cocci if she's acting fine
     
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    A 3 week old with blood coming from the vent should be treated for coccidosis with Corid (amprollium) for 5-7 days (alog with flock mates) unless the chick's vent could have been pecked and made to bleed. Dosage is 2 tsp of liquid Corid, or 1.5 tsp of the powder per gallon of water for 5 days. Chicks with cocci may look normal at first, but can become lethargic, puffed up, and may stop eating, then drinking. Blood in droppings or just diarrhea is common. Here is something to read: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
     

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