Originally Posted by HaleyM
Day 5 with Corid: So it seemed on day 3 and 4 the poops were looking better. I believe it was yesterday (day4) I didnt see any runny poops inside the coop or outside in their free range area!! I thought, "Yay!, We've cured them!" but then I thought, "Oh no, they had Cocci and lets start washing the barn down with bleach." However, today I went out and checked out their poop tray and I found 1 single poo that could have been runny, most likely. At this point they are out free ranging and I came out of the barn to discover two really big piles of super watery stool on the concrete. :( I didn't take pics but they were almost completely clear. After 10-15 minutes the watery piles turned cloudy and more of a milky color. My heart sank...I thought we had it figured out. So back to square one. At this point I'm thinking maybe bullying and someone isn't eating enough??? Suggestions, comments...anything. Happy Monday everybody!!
Just in case, continue for another 2 days on the Corid. Because you did see some improvement, we don't want to stop on the Corid prematurely.
Then I would get them on some probiotics in the water. Probiotics can only help as they put lots of good bacteria in the gut to help with digestion and beef up the immune system. The good bacteria eat up the bad bacteria. Try this for a week and see if this helps dry up the poop.
Have you checked everybody's crop at roosting time? If someone is not going to bed with a full crop and little food is in their crop, they are being bullied away from food and this WILL cause runny thin poop. In which case you need make some changes in the coop....add several more food and water stations...you can cage up bullies a couple of hours before roosting time so lower ranking birds can eat...use pinless peepers on bullies, etc...
If all fails, you might try antibacterial drugs. I hate to turn to these things, but it is possible they have some sort of bacteria enteritis in the gut. But usually with a bacterial infection, the birds look sick. Maybe a round of Baytril or even some Sulfadimethoxine might help. Do this at last resort, as it doesn't sound like a bacterial thing to me, but it is possible.