Pure blood stools?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mycountrygirls, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. mycountrygirls

    mycountrygirls Out Of The Brooder

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    My EE pullet has been pooping pure blood but is otherwise healthy and gorgeous and very active. I'm thinking she ate some glass or something else sharp (there was an old homestead here 70+ yrs ago). I'm afraid the damage has been done and she may go quickly, but was wondering if any of you have had this happen? Any thoughts to other causes or anything I can do? I've never seen this before, but we found some glass near the coop a few days ago. We picked it all up but maybe she found it first [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  2. tuckertori

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    I had the same thing happen 2 days ago. I found a mostly bloody poop and then one with a bit. I don't know which one came first, so I don't know if it is getting better or worse. I am anxious to hear other's thoughts.
     
  3. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first thought was cocci. My chickens have never had it but I've heard it was pretty common. I hope it's nothing serious! keep us posted:)
     
  5. tuckertori

    tuckertori Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I looked at the famous "poo chart" and hope it was the "intestine" photo although it did look more like the cocci photo. I haven't seen any new worrisome poo in 2 days, so that is likely a great sign. There hasn't been any in their coop where they roost and I can't imagine there wouldn't be a sign after 2 nights. My rose colored glasses say all is good. Hope that is what tomorrow says!....Hope you are finding the same thing true.
     
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  7. mycountrygirls

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    Oh, sorry for the delay writing back, I'm new at this and thought it would tell me when someone else posted. Anyway... I'm not sure what it was - she never did act sick and is totally fine now. It was definitely just pure blood though, nothing else. tuckertori- I'm glad your birds are OK too! Thanks for the help and links.
     
  8. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like it could have been Coccidiosis, if so you can treat with Corid mix 2 teaspoons per 1 gallon of water for 3 days.
     
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