What should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Skippychick, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Skippychick

    Skippychick New Egg

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    One of my 10 week old chickens appears to have blood in her poop. What would cause this & wonder what I should do.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It might just be shed intestinal linings. Chickens shed their intestinal linings all the time, and the shed linings can often look a little pinkish-red or slightly bloody. If she's acting normal otherwise, this is probaly the case.

    However, if she is acting sleepy, droopy, pale, or has ruffled feathers, it is likely Coccidiosis. Coccidiosis affects young birds generally. It causes the symptoms described above, and sometimes bloody droppings. You treat Coccidiosis with Corid (Amprolium), either the powder or liquid. The dosage for the liquid is 2 teaspoons per gallon of water, and for the powder, it is 1.5 teaspoons (I believe--there is some controversy on the correct dose). Give Corid for five days.
     
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