red stringy poo

dan_growApril 2, 2010

My chicks have red stringy dropping i sure it not Coccidiosis.

there 4 weeks old they all growing regular all very active i just don't know what it could be.

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nvm every one it was a cousin of Coccidiosis. but such a weak strain that the chicks will be ok. except for one will never be the sane we found out she is really a he

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 8:21AM
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i hate it when that happens. We had geese Benny and June turned out to be Betty and June. hahahaha

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 11:59AM
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Glad they're gonna be O.K.!!! It's so dissapointing to lose babies!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 12:09PM
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velvet_sparrow(Zone 5b, Gardnerville, NV)

Glad they'll be OK. Just a heads-up for everyone: A chicken expert friend of mine tells me that Sulfadimethoxine (Albon) or Amprolium (Amprol or Corrid) still work for coccidiosis, but Sulfamethazine (Sulmet) is no longer effective.

Can't help ya with the roo, though. :)

Velvet ~:>

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 5:40AM
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I noticed red stringy poo with my chicks too right after bringing them home from the feed store. I was concerned about it until I began to suspect it had something to do with the red granite grit that I was giving them with their feed. I withheld the grit for a couple days and the red stringy stuff disappeared. I guess it could have been coccidiosis, or the mild strain that Dans chicks had, and I just didn't know it. Or maybe not. Anyway, even when I began the grit again, I didn't see the red stuff anymore.

The chick starter that they sell there at Russell Feed is always medicated and I'm sure that the whole point of that is to eliminate all the diseases that chickens seem to be born with. I don't mean to be peddling ignorance here, I don't know that much about diseases in chicks. Correct me if I'm wrong please.

One thing I would like to know is how old should I let my chicks get before I treat them for mites. I use Sevin dust.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 4:09PM
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