Anyone have any other ideas??? I'm leaving town in 2 days
for a bit & want to set them up with any treatment they need before leaving.More info:
They all started the white poops at the same time
. It was around 1-4 after their reproductive systems started back up & they were feeling good & combs were back to red. They'd been on Baytril at least 5 days.Note: I've also researched & found out Baytril does not cause kidney problems.
**Later edit: I've now read elsewhere that Baytril CAN cause serious kidney problems. Will have to keep studying.I let them out into a wet run
a fairly warm day or two, with wet food along with them & windbreaks. They spilled the food some, too, but the run wasn't very dirty. I'm thinking that their problem isn't likely to be from eating something rotten out there, because I don't think
white poops are a symptom that comes from that???
Since then, I've dewormed once
with horse Ivermectin paste. I also did about 7 days of Oxytetracycline
. I gave 2 days of strong dose of Penicillin
, but was seeing no improvement so stopped.
I've given them yogurt regularly since & other nutritive supplements
. Haven't given vinegar because of concern about possible pain in guts.
The hens were laying almost daily & shape and shell thickness were good. Then one hen went broody a couple days last week & hasn't layed since. The other hen got jealous & fought with her a lot after she stopped, and I changed the nest, and the second hen hasn't layed since. I don't know if the current break in laying
is connected to illness or to upset.The white poops are getting heavier & they are staying on their roost most of the time.
I'm now thinking Avian Tuberculosis might NOT be the cause
because they all started at the same time & I think
that's not usually the case with that. Plus the rooster had been healthy until the hens came a number of months ago & it seems not likely a progressive illness would bring them all to the same point at the same time... ?
They'd had weakness & pale combs (as is the case with Tuberculosis) in prior months, but I think that was from their MG. And they were having a big surge of health at the time the white poops started, though they were still sneezing occasionally.Anyone, anyone know of something else that might be causing their problem?
I know this is a lot to read. Thanks for listening & for any ideas you might be able to share.Edited by SpeckledHills - 2/28/12 at 4:22am