Poop in question???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NewChickenmama06, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. NewChickenmama06

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    My 3 month old cockerel had a stool that looked like it had blood in it this morning. He is eating, drinking and very active. He's not acting in any way to cause alarm.
    My husband said he had given him strawberries from our patch yesterday afternoon. Not sure if that could be what it is instead of blood. I'm including a picture I took after he passed it.
    If anyone can give me any insight, I would greatly appreciate it. I have been treating this little guy since he was a chick for different issues.
    All of my flock on BYC helped me twice to nurse him back to health! :highfive: thank you all for that!:D
     

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  2. Eggcessive

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    Just keep an eye on him. That is probably some normal shedding of the intestinal wall, but if you see more, treating with Corid would not harm your chickens.
     
  3. NewChickenmama06

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    Thank you. Where would I find Corid?
     
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    Most feed and farm stores sell Corid (amprollium,) and you can buy it on Amazon. It is a cattle drug and comes in liquid and powder. Dosage is 2 tsp (10 ml) of the liquid or 1 1/2 tsp of the powder per gallon of water for 5-7 days. Change it daily, and use it as the only water source.
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  5. NewChickenmama06

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    Ok, I'm assuming that I just give it to him, right?
    I'm hoping that this is just a one time incident.
     
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  6. NewChickenmama06

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    Ok thanks. I'm assuming that it will be just for him, right?
     
  7. RhodeIslandRed5

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    It won't hurt to give it to all your flock. Coccidiosis is contagious. Corid can be bought at Tractor Supply.
     
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  8. NewChickenmama06

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    Ok thanks, I'm going to monitor him to see if it happens again. I probably should have a list of chicken meds on hand just incase these issues come up.
    So new and so much to learn!
    So grateful for all of you on BYC!
     
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