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Coccidiosis not sure if my chickens have it?

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It was sugested I post here. I had noticed loose stools but a little too late. Im very new to having chickens. I got 12 begining of March. They are cobbs. White meat chickens. Everything was great until Thursday so I thought. I started seeing lethargic chickens. They didnt want to eat. They started looking un kept. Wouldn't really respond at all like before. Running across yard to greet me & follow me anywhere I went. Then a dead chickenthat evening. No evident signs as to exactly why either.
Next day there was bloody stools and another hen dead.
I spent the day at Tractor supply and researching symtoms. I picked up B-12 for them.
The Saturday morning a rooster was acting very sick. Hes boyfriends favorite. I called local feed store. Lady there said sounds like worms. I pickd up Wazine and gave it to them. I had been gone that afternoon. I knew Hammer one of the sick roosters probably wouldn't make it. To my surprise he looked better but I lost one of the other roosters, Left Wing.
This moring I was greeted by Roofus the biggest rooster with his hearty new found voice of a cock a doodle doo. All eight remaining chickens looked in good health today and very hungry. They seemed very responsive as well.
I was so worried I would have to put them all down. I can't see them all dieing like that. I have a new found hope.
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It sounds like the ones that died had coccidiosis. I would get Corid (amprollium, Ampromed) from a feed store and treat the rest. Dosage is 1 1/2 tsp of Corid powder to a gallon of water, and treat for 5 days. Afterward, give some poultry vitamins in the water for a few days, and a bit of plain yogurt for probiotics. Here are 2 good articles to read:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/coccidiosis/overview_of_coccidiosis_in_poultry.html


Edited by Eggcessive - 5/8/16 at 9:02am
post #3 of 7
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Thank you. I planned on it when they open Monday morning. I got home from work and they all but one look really good. The one that doesnt is a little runt of bunch. He's not bad like before. I can't say how much I love this site.
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So today chickens looking good. I got the medicine in their food. I'm glad I haven't lost any more chickens. Four more days of medicine. I'm dosing both flocks.
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The Corid seems to be working. I'm happy not to lose any more chickens!
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Thanks for the update. I hope everyone continues to stay healthy. It is a good idea to give a few day's of probiotics and poultry vitamins in the water after the Corid is finished.
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I have that ready to go starting Saturday. Their last day on Corid is Friday.
I have read a lot about giving plain yogurt to them. But not article gives advice on how to do it. Mix it or just set small shallow bowl of it?
Edited by RedSky1 - 5/12/16 at 4:15pm
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