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No, they have not started laying yet. What causes fungal infections? It's been unusually rainy here. The barn seems to be pretty damp all the time but their coop, where they sleep and eat is water tight. I guess I'll just have to start the waiting game. Thanks so much for the support, really appreciate it! @TwoCrows

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Fungi grow in damp conditions, as does bacteria and parasites. I wouldn't think at their ages they have an over load of worms or parasites yet. Worming them is also a possibility, but I highly doubt this will be the case. 

 

Fungi can be consumed or breathed in either from toxins in the feed or litter. Some chicks carry Aspergillisos from the hatchery...brooder pnuemonia it is commonly called. Some soils tend to grow more mold and mildew than other soil.

 

When I have a mystery disease running through my flock, all I can do is start with the most common of ailments for the particular age of my birds. I try different things until one of them works. An antibacterial drug will only work on bacteria and an anti fungal will only work on a fungal infection. I try to keep my birds wormed 2 times a year as worms are very devastating to a flock and this is one less thing I have to rule out with illness in the flock. I use lots of probiotics and ACV as a tonic to help them ward off disease, but still I will occasionally have mystery illness in my flock. Sometimes it is just so hard to get a proper diagnosis.

 

Since your birds aren't laying yet, the comb color may not be an indication of illness. Observation of the birds themselves, how they eat, drink, poop, energy level, etc...will have to be your clues. I know how frustrating it is to have to guess at things.

 

Keep us posted!! :-)

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Day 8 with Corid. I have my doubts it is Cocci, so I'm going to stop the Corid today. Everybody seems healthy and happy but they are still dropping runny, milky poos. This pic was taken from one of my 13 week old Barred Rocks. I think I'm going to treat their water with probiotics and ACV. Can I put both in the water at the same time or that over load? Also, I'm not sure my Aussies are getting enough to eat. My rocks are picking on them. I set a second feeder so hopefully we can all play nice. Happy Thursday everybody!!
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Day 8 with Corid. I have my doubts it is Cocci, so I'm going to stop the Corid today. Everybody seems healthy and happy but they are still dropping runny, milky poos. This pic was taken from one of my 13 week old Barred Rocks. I think I'm going to treat their water with probiotics and ACV. Can I put both in the water at the same time or that over load? Also, I'm not sure my Aussies are getting enough to eat. My rocks are picking on them. I set a second feeder so hopefully we can all play nice. Happy Thursday everybody!!

Definitely stop with the Corid. Is this coming from a bird that is not getting enough to eat or drink? This type of poop is also common with birds being starved out. Either way, since you say birds are being bullied, you will need to make some adjustments in your coop. Not only add several more food and water stations, but add interesting things to do to keep them occupied....mirrors. ladders, hanging veggies or apples, add a dust bathing area with dirt pit, those treat balls they have to play with to get food out of....and make sure you have 5 square feet per bird in the coop, 10 square feet per bird in the run. It is common in most flocks that the higher ranking birds try to starve out the lower ranking birds. So it is imperative you have 2 or 3 stations for food and water. The higher ranking birds can't guard all the feeders or waterers. 

 

Get some probiotics in them and see if these along with some changes in your coop that the liquid poop doesn't disappear. You can always do an experiement...about 2 hours before roosting time, cage one of the birds with this milky poop, or lock her in the coop or run without the other birds. Let her eat and drink well on her own before going to roost. (they tend to do much of their eating just before roosting). Then first thing in the morning check the poop board. if there is solid poop under this bird, she is indeed being starved out of sustenance. 

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You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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