Someone is pooping blood

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nancylz, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. nancylz

    nancylz New Egg

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    I have a mix of chickens and ducks...we had one of our older (4 year old) chickens pass a couple weeks ago...we found an unusual amount of blood on the "poop pile" in the corner under where they roost....I have noticed in the last day that there is more blood over there...nobody looks sick...except for some that look like they are molting...or else their feathers have froze off....Midwest/Northern Minnesota...temps have been in the -30 to -40 wind chill...some milder close to zero days in the last few weeks...any thoughts???
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Run a course of Corid in case coccidiosis is the problem. If they are looking raggedy it would be a good idea to look closely for mites/lice, or just treat for them, birds and coop, since they can be hard to see. Have they ever been dewormed? If not, good idea to do so. Those are the most common things to cause the problems you describe. Once you've ruled those out you can go on from there if the problems persist.
     
  3. nancylz

    nancylz New Egg

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    I have no idea what that Corid is...I will look at our local fleet supply place to see what they have...is it ok for ducks to have the "de-worming" that chickens get..no we have never done that before
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Corid is not a wormer. Here is the dosing info:

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    FWIW, I always treat as if it's a severe outbreak.
    Amprolium ( Corid and Amprol) is used for treating coccidiosis and is sold online and in the cattle section of feedstores. It looks like this:

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    -Kathy
     
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