Originally Posted by ochochicas
Originally Posted by seminolewind
This is why I still treat for cocci or infection or enteritis. It's worth a shot to me rather than just let them go and assume it was Marek's. I did that up until a year ago. Even with cocci, it's usually a chick ailment but with immune suppression from Marek's, it can happen at any time in their life.
He was treated for Coccidia, worms, and was on Tylan for anything bacterial. I have a feeling he'd been sub-clinically sick for a long time. He stopped acting like a feisty cockerel towards the end of June. I'm keeping a close eye on the rest of his flock.
I think some of mine were too. Thin, acting normal , not really laying. I do have a rooster right now who is not roosting, he's sleeping on top of a little dog house in the pen for laying eggs. He's very thin.
Today, my Princess Fluffy Britches ( 7 yr old Polish) was being pecked on by 2 other hens and she's been hiding in the little dog house with the nest, and one of them actually goes in there to peck her. Her face was white. There was not even pink. I finally found a safe place for her with a gimpy Poliish and a Faverolle who was being bullied as well. So she seems to still be shocked that no one is attacking her. She drank a bunch. Chickens are so mean to eachother. don't they realize that they are upsetting me?