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Sick Pullet ~ GROSS Poop (Graphic Pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by steffpeck, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    My son went out to the coop today and found one of my little 8 weeks old Ameraucuana pullets in the corner not moving. He brought her in the house and we put her in a box with some food and some vitamin water which she ate and drank very well. She wouldn't stand up or even really move. I had to leave for a little while and when I got home she had drunk all of the water and was moving a little bit, but had pooped a nasty poop. I think it has a little blood in it, but not positive. What do you think is wrong with her and what do I need to do?? Thanks for your help!!


    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  2. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2007
    BC Canada
    Put a small amount of vinegar in her water. make sure she is warm enough. Eventually she will need some worm treatment, honestly I don't know what age they can receive this. Call a feed store and see what they say. I don't think I'm much help. How is she doing today?
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Steff, I dont know what to tell you about the poop. It could have a touch of blood in there, but hard to say for sure. Unless you just treat her for cocci, I dont know anything else to do at this point. At her age, it could be cocci, especially if she seems cold, i.e., hunched up and listless.
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Treat her with sulmet??
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That would be your best bet if she's acting sickly. It knocks out the cocci fast, usually. Mind you, I really dont know if that is what is wrong with her, though. If she was just showing a little blood in the poop, but seemed like she felt okay, I'd say Corid. I was told once that it's probably best to use Corid first, then if it doesn't solve the problem, try Sulmet, since Sulmet can make the bleeding continue longer.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008

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