Red Feces?

Sorya C

Songster
Jul 22, 2016
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Hi, my chicken has started pooing red stuff, should i panic or is it totally fine. And if it's not ok what should i do? My chick is 1 month and a half.
Thank you
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BabyandCotton

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Jun 14, 2016
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She most likely has coccidiosis, which is a parasite that lives in the gut and causes quick death. She should be treated with Corid, found in the cattle section. I don't know the dosages so hopefully some comes along who does. Could we see some pictures of the stools?
-Liv
 

Sorya C

Songster
Jul 22, 2016
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Canada
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Thank you, but how do we know for sure like is there somewhere to look or some more signs?
She most likely has coccidiosis, which is a parasite that lives in the gut and causes quick death. She should be treated with Corid, found in the cattle section. I don't know the dosages so hopefully some comes along who does. Could we see some pictures of the stools?
-Liv
 
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BabyandCotton

Songster
Jun 14, 2016
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Florida
The bloody stools, puffed feathers, and less appetite. It's worth it to treat, even if they don't have coccidia it won't harm them. It's only around $15 for a large jug of it, it's in water. You'll need to look up the dosages though
-Liv
 

waddles99

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Jun 22, 2013
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The dosage should be on the packet you get it in. Another note- I lost one of my chicks to cocci. I didn't notice her until she was really bad-pretty much not moving, eating, barely breathing. I tried to treat her but by then it was too late. Treat them early, don't wait for more signs. You could save their lives.
 

rosemarythyme

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Jul 3, 2016
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I just finished with treating my chicks for cocci. The dosage I used was 2 tsp per gallon for 5 days then 1/2 tsp per gallon for 7 days after - this is for liquid Corid 9.6% amprolium. The dosage I used is from this chart https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing and from other suggestions around this site. I went aggressive since it's apparently pretty hard to overdose on Corid. I also drenched the sick chick for 2 days since she wasn't drinking regularly. Just took a plastic syringe and squirted Corid treated water straight into her mouth several times a day, until she started drinking regularly again.

If you need a "chicken poop chart" to compare your chick's stools to, you can google for one. They're not pretty but it's good information to have on hand when you need it.
 
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realsis

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Its best to treat early if cocci is suspected. Other signs can be foamy feces, ruffled feathers or puffed up appearance, extreme sleepiness, lethergic behaviors,may or may NOT have blood in feces it very much depends on the strain of cocci and how advanced it is. Sometimes its noticing something is a little "off" with appetite and behavior. Cocci is in All soil and can be present in feces as well. Its when the bird becomes overloaded with a unfamiliar strain that they are not yet immune too that they become sick. It can be life threatening if not treated in time. Corid or Amprol are both Amprollium and thats a good course of action as it kills several common strains of cocci. You would treat all the chicks at once with it so it is not spread to one another through feces. Hope this helps. It will not hurt to treat the birds without symptoms.
 

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