9 m/o hen with diarrhea and lethargic

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  1. RedheadBedhead

    RedheadBedhead New Egg

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    I'm worried about my 9 month old ISA Brown.
    I think she may have been from someone who bred an ISA, which I know is a no-no. I bought 6 of them and all but 2 died shortly after I got them. The one is healthy and happy, but this one has always been sickly. She hasn't even grown a comb or started laying.
    She's never been this bad before. She has been hunched over and today I noticed she has diarrhea. She feels very light for her size.
    She had Coccidiosis when she was younger and had similar symptoms.I put her on corrid and she got better. I put her on corrid again, but it doesn't look like it's working.
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect she could have worms.

    Have you wormed your birds lately? Valbazen is my go-to for internal parasite control.

    Have you seen evidence of any bloody poops?

    What dosage are you using for the Corid? And are you using the liquid or powder?

    MrsB
     
  3. RedheadBedhead

    RedheadBedhead New Egg

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    I am currently worming them.
    I saw some bloody poops this morning.
    I put 4t of liquid corrid in 2 gal of water.
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you using the worm them?

    Bloody poops can be Coccidiosis or something as innocuous as shedding the intestinal lining (as I'm sure you know).

    Great job on the dosage! :D Make sure it's the only water they can access and mix it fresh at least once a day to treat for 5-7 days.

    MrsB
     
  5. RedheadBedhead

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    I'm using Strike 3.
     
  6. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/helminthiasis/overview_of_helminthiasis_in_poultry.html

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    So round worms, cecal worms, and capillary worms...

    But it's possible she has other worms than that. Valbazen liquid goat wormer gets every kind of worm known to chickens.

    I strongly recommend taking a fecal sample to your vet and get them to do a float. That will determine the presence (if any) of worms and what kind. It can also determine the presence of Cocci.

    That kind of diagnosis is definitely helpful in determining treatment. :)

    MrsB
     
  7. RedheadBedhead

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    Our TSC doesn't carry Valbazen, would Wazine 17 work?
     
  8. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wazine will get round worms, but I'm not sure about the rest of them. It's definitely better than not worming them!!

    Wazine dose is 2 tablespoons per gallon of water for ONE day.

    After the Wazine, see if you can track down some Valbazen liquid goat wormer or Safeguard liquid (or paste) wormer... Follow up with a re-worming in 2 to 4 weeks, and I hope that'll fix what is ailing your chickens. :)

    Valbazen is .5ml/cc for adult, standard chickens given orally via syringe. Safeguard is .5ml per 2.2lbs... Given orally for both paste and liquid. :)

    Let us know!

    MrsB
     

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