why wont anyone answer my chick is pooping blood here!!!!!~!!!

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  1. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]i got a baby silkie from the feed store and it was supposed to be vaccinated. 2 weeks ago it was kind of wobbly for a little but then it was fine. yesterday my brother hurt his head and had to get stitches and when we were gone it rained while the chicks were out in alittle open coop area exploring and when we got back we put them up for the night and when i woke up to put them out i noticed that my chick is pooping blood.
    what do i do
     
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  2. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    i already put yogurt in its food
     
  3. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What was it supposedly vaccinated against? Usual vaccinations are Marek's and there are some others, but I don't believe coccidiosis vaccine is standard. Bloody poo sure sounds like coccidiosis.

    How old is the chick? Are they on medicated feed? With Amprolium?

    Either way, you need to get some more anti-coccidiosis stuff down this little guy - either get some Sulmet or Corid into their water ASAP to knock it down. If they are on medicated feed, the continuous low-level amprolium should also help keep it under control.

    If it's not coccidiosis causing the bloody poo, it could be lots of other potential things, but coccidiosis is the most common. It could also have a secondary bacterial infestation in the gut due to coccidiosis - my flock ended up with coccidiosis + clostridium at the same time!

    If you have any antibiotics on hand, it probably wouldn't hurt to give this little guy some - if it's clostridium you need penicillin, bacitracin, or neomycin to treat it. Aureomycin and Tylan aren't effective against clostridium (according to my Dr. vet at our state univ.).

    However, since you don't know what it is for sure, I'd throw the coccidiosis meds at him (Corid or Sulmet) and make sure he's actually drinking the medicated water, AND if you aren't on medicated feed, switch to that immediately. Past that, it's sort of hit or miss with any additional antibiotics, but the most important thing is to make sure he's getting the coccidiosis meds into his system. If he's not eating/drinking, you can make a "drench" and dribble some down his beak to make sure it gets into his body. The instructions for both methods (drinking water or drench) should be on the bottle of whatever you get (Corid or Sulmet).

    Good luck, keep us updated, OH, and make sure he is kept warm - is the heat lamp still on?
     
  4. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    wait does where can u get the medicine because we live in an urban area and there is only one feed store and i thin all it sells is food for chickens
     
  5. backyardbarn

    backyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

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    well we live in florida so it is pretty hot
     
  6. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where in FL are you? I'm in NW Florida and it was in the low 40's a couple of nights ago, and wet. What's your nighttime low temperatures, and how old is this chick now?

    Most feed stores do carry SOMETHING besides feed. The selection may be limited, but they should have SOMETHING.
     
  7. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And you might want to tone down your post title - you want HELP, not to ruffle everyone else's feathers. [​IMG] Traffic might be light right now due to it being a weekend morning right before a major holiday week.
     
  8. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    And if you will do a search for posts about this, you will find lots of information that will help.
     
  9. DuckLady

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