Should i be concerned about blood in poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickzrule, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. chickzrule

    chickzrule Out Of The Brooder

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    Today when i was checking on the girls i see that there is a couple of droppings with thick mucousy looking blood in it. Could it just be the intestinal lining or coccidiosis( i have 6 birds from Nov and noticed nothing and just got 6 new ones 2 wks ago) ??? I also noticed that 2 ladies must have laid 2 eggs while up in their roost. 1 egg was just the yolk and the other was a soft mushy looking shell. Is this normal? I am worming them today so if it has anything to do with that i hope that takes care of itself. I have never noticed the blood before or the eggs not coming out normal. Anything to be concerned about?? t
    thxs Lisa
     
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Sounds like a worming may be the answer
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did the droppings look like any of these?

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    If you've just wormed your birds, their droppings might look odd because of that, too. I don't have experience with that myself, though. I don't worm unless a fecal test confirms the presence of worms.

    The occasional shell less or weird egg is nothing to worry about, either.
     
  4. chickzrule

    chickzrule Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG! I just happened to be outside when one of the ladies let out a projectile watery poop. In the mess there were 3-4 long white live worms which looked like skinny bean sprouts. GROSS!!! To top it off one(maybe the pooper?) tried to eat them. Sure am glad i used the Piperazine to worm them if things like that come out! I noticed the poop color before i wormed them this morning. Hope worming was all they needed!! Lisa
     

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