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8 month old GLW: very thin

post #1 of 10
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I have had something going on in my flock this fall. First I had my 8 month old australorp rooster show these symptoms:
Runny stool
Lethargic and fluffed up
Looked like he was eating and drinking.
He would get better, then worse, then better.

I wormed the flock and 3 days later he passed. Then a 4month old pullet showed signs and was dead in 2 days. Now 1 month later a GLW is showing symptoms. Is this worms or something else? Going to give yogurt and thought about treating for cocci.

post #2 of 10
I would treat them with amprollium for coccidiosis. What did you use for worming? Is there a state vet or veterinary college where you can get a chicken necropsy done if another dies? Did any of them have lameness or trouble walking? Sorry for your loss.
post #3 of 10
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No trouble walking or lameness. It's like they slowly waste away. Wormer I used was wazine.
Edited by DarthRooster - 11/13/15 at 7:49pm
post #4 of 10

Wazine treats roundworm, but not all possible chicken worms.  Valbazen or Safeguard liquid goat wormers get most of the others.  Since the symptoms don't seem to fit anything specific, I would call the state vet on Monday to ask about any diseases they are seeing right now, and to find out how to get a necropsy. Here is the link to your state vet:

Edited by Eggcessive - 11/14/15 at 9:42am
post #5 of 10
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What's the dosage on safe guards for goats?
post #6 of 10
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Here are some pics

post #7 of 10

Depending on the weight, you can give SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer 1/4 ml per pound orally, and then repeat it in 10 days. Toss eggs for 14 days after last dose. That puffed up stance sure looks like coccidiosis. I would clean her vent area, and trim any excess feathers. Also check for lice and mites, and make sure she isn't being feather-picked, since her bottom is red.  Vent gleet could also be a problem.

post #8 of 10
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I did the safe guard earlier today and cleaned up her rearend and vent area.

We have never had an issue with coccidiosis. It is just one bird every month or so starts to show symptoms. I've been checking poop for blood or mucus and have never seen any.
Edited by DarthRooster - 11/15/15 at 12:05pm
post #9 of 10

I would also use some prebiotic to help fight against worms....

post #10 of 10

Coccidiosis doesn't always cause blood in the stools. There are over 9 strains, two of which cause bloody stools, and a few that cause a chronic disease where they do not thrive or lay well, and are sickly. Untreated cocci can lead to enteritis. You could always get a few of their fresh droppings checked for cocci at your vet's.

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