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post #41 of 47
Very interesting aart and makes logical sense. I was told by a local chicken keeper that 'birds which have had coccidiosis are never any good afterwards'. He couldn't believe that my whole flock were not equally badly affected. The one I had affected seems fine - I am waiting to see if she lays yet, she is old enough but none of her hatch mates have started yet either (purebred Light Sussex, so I believe it's the lack of light/time of year). I am hoping the probiotics will keep salmonella levels down (read that they do).
post #42 of 47
Any chicken that gets coccidia here goes in the meat pen after treatment. I don't keep them or breed them.
post #43 of 47
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So after months of battling this with no solution, I finally gave the probiotics a try, and they worked. Thank you so much for your helped. For some reason it was what I needed when the corrid wouldn't work. The two I was treating were a cuckoo Maran and buff Orpington. They were both laying everyday, but haven't laid since, though. So we will see how it works out.
post #44 of 47
That's really great news Jake, I'm so pleased probiotics did the job for you too. Are you going to keep up with the probiotics now? Let us know how it turns out long term with the birds and I'll let you know how my Buff Sussex is regarding laying once the light levels improve.

Very well done for sticking at it! So pleased things have looked up.
post #45 of 47
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Yes, I will use pribiotics for now on, maybe this will help with prevention.
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by enola View Post

Any chicken that gets coccidia here goes in the meat pen after treatment. I don't keep them or breed them.
What makes you decide to do this? Do they stop laying or is there some other reason I should be aware of?
post #47 of 47

I was actually going to suggest this. Probiotics work well, I had to treat mine with Corrid due to a silkie that has explosive bloody poop, but she got better after the corrid.  I also treated the whole flock, both chicken houses.  I currently have two.

 

I also read somewhere that after corrid it is important to give them probiotics, which is what I did also.

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