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Chicken is lethargic, not eating, losing weight, watery poop with blood

post #1 of 7
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I have a year and a half old golden comet who is pretty sick. I found her in the barn just standing by herself with her eyes closed. I brought her in the house 4 days ago. I have been giving her penicillin, anti-inflammatories and Corid and Rooster Booster in her water since I brought her in. She is not eating much, almost nothing really, drinking a lot though. Her droppings are watery and some have looked like there is blood in them. She sleeps most of the day and really has no energy, and I can tell she is losing weight. 

 

I lost a chicken a week ago with similar symptoms, I took that chicken to the vet and after lots of tests and bills she passed with no diagnosis. I cant afford to take another one the vet right now. The entire flock has rooster booster and Corid in their water right now as a precaution. 

 

Anyone shed any light on this? I don't want to lose another one, I suspect Coccidiosis but she has no response to the Corid. 

post #2 of 7

Hmmm I was going to say that was definitely coccidiosis. If I were you I would keep her on that, but other than that I'm stumped.

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

I plan to keep her on the Corid for the full dose (which is one more day) but I would have thought if it were Coccidiosis she would have bounced back a little by now.

 

I'm at a loss and I hate seeing her like this :(

post #4 of 7

Has she even been drinking enough of the Corid water to be effective? You might try making a drench dose of Corid water and give it with a syringe. 

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

She has been drinking quite a bit, just not eating. But it probably wouldn't hurt to give her a drench at this point. Do you know the drench dosage? I have both the 9.6% liquid and the 20% powder, I can find the drench dosage online just the water mix ones.

post #6 of 7
You can give the liquid at 2ml per 2.2lbs. This thread has lots of info. And the first poster has links in her sign line about tube feeding and supportive care. http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing
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Thread Starter 

Ok so I broke down and was able to get the vet to do a fecal test today, no Coccidiosis .. So now I'm really at a loss. I did manage to get her to eat a bit today though, I floated some meal worms in her water and she seemed to really like that. 

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