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I was wondering if it is normal for chickens to have bloody poop before they start laying? I have 18 week old chickens and noticed a good amount of blood on the roost this morning. I will post pics. Please let me know what you all think. Thanks!! ImageUploadedByHomesteading Today1414157384.649988.jpg ImageUploadedByHomesteading Today1414157395.353427.jpg
 

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Typically, that is a sign of coccidia. In hens that are already laying, an eggbound hen could do something like that. But unless you are feeding cranberries I would go with coccidia, maybe worms. Is anybody standing around with poofed out feathers, or with a pale comb?
 
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