Yes, this morning also. It's dark red. And thick. I separated the five chicks by breed in two different cages tonight. Trying to narrow it down, so I could see which one it is, and watch her closely. I assume this coccidiosis thing is contagious? And do they do the intestinal shedding at a certain age, or is it done randomly at any age and season?
The script on the paper is Bengali, a language spoken by people in the state of Bengal in India, and also the language of Bangladesh, which used to be East Bengal in India when the entire area was under British rule.
Yes coccidiosis is contagious.
If it is dark red ...I would probably treat everyone ...Adults too
This is from my Chicken Med file
- COCCIDIOSIS - It is characterised by droopiness, paleness in comb, diarrhoea, and occasional blood in the chick’s droppings.
Coccidiosis is a parasitic infection in which parasites frequently found in soil or bird feces infect the intestines of domestic birds, growing quickly. It can be fatal but any chicken surviving an infection will be immune to future infections.
Medicated feed grower feeds medicated with Amprolium do not prevent infection. Chicks receive low doses of medication to better manage infection once chicks are exposed. This gives chicks a better chance of surviving their initial infection and earning their natural immunity. Feed medicated feed until two weeks after chicks are put outside where they may be exposed.
Corid larger dose of Amprolium used to manage infection. It is easier on the chickens system than other treatments. Corid should be your first line of defense if it is available.
Sumlet 12.5% Solution this is Sulfamethazine, which is much harder on the chicken. Only use Sumlet if you cannot get Corid or if Corid proves ineffective.
say calf or bovine onCorid 20% soluable powder dosage is 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water for 5-7 days. Dont mix anything else into the corid/water solution
Ampromed ? which is labeled for poultry but looks like Corid might be more cost effective over the long haul.
Caution the 2nd video shows a chick dying
the intestinal shedding-... ive only ever seen 1 chick do it