HELP PLEASE!!

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HELP PLEASE!!

Postby pesties » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:38 pm

I brought two young chickens yesterday, approx 7 weeks old, and have noticed they have blood in their poops... I have read this is a sign of cocci? They are on a chicken starter crumble that contains the cocci, should I also add some coxiprol to their water? Or will this be an overdose? They are otherwise looking fine....
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Re: HELP PLEASE!!

Postby Lindeggs » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:27 pm

Hmmm... a little bit of blood in their droppings may be fine, but you're right about it potentially being a first symptom of coccidiosis. Do you have any coxiprol on hand? And are you in a position to observe them at different times during the day, or will you have to check them before work tomorrow then not again until evening?

I'm not experienced with cocci but from what I've read young chicks can go downhill very fast once they get it so you're best to have the meds on hand.

I hope a more experienced person will be along shortly with some proper advice.
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Re: HELP PLEASE!!

Postby chicibo » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:27 am

Definately treat them! I would rather treat them than lose them. You should be able to buy coxiprol in small amounts from your vet. The coccistat in the chick crumbles is meant to be a preventitive only, not a treatment. Continue to feed them normally. Sometimes chicks don't show any symptoms, which is why so many people lose chicks. Good luck.
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