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B_Chickle01

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I have my soon to be 5month old chicken here yesterday I opened her coop and she looked all puffed out and sluggish! Her crop has been empty but she’s now showing interest in eating I bought her inside with me. I gave her nutridrench yesterday evening then save a chick electrolytes in her water. Then last night I started her on corid( as someone instructed) and she doesn’t seem better! I’m really scared I just lost 2 chickens! One just a week ago and the other a couple weeks ago. She’s showing a lot of the same signs as them..puffed up sluggish lethargic not eating. She also just took a poop(attached below) and I have no idea what’s going on or what her poop is about. I’ve never seen any poop like this from any of my chickens! Please help! The last 2 photos were from last night!
 

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Usually by this age a chicken on your land should have built tolerance to coccidia in the soil and poop. But she may have some immunity problem or something else may be going on. When you lose a chicken unexpectedly, it is best to send the body, kept chilled to the state vet for a necropsy and diagnosis. Corid dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid or 1.5 tsp of the powder per gallon for 5 days. Change it daily. Make sure she is drinking or give it with a dropper or feeding tube. Can you take a sample of her droppings to your vet for a fecal float and gram stain? That is the best way to know if they have coccidiosis or worms, or something else intestinal.
 

B_Chickle01

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Usually by this age a chicken on your land should have built tolerance to coccidia in the soil and poop. But she may have some immunity problem or something else may be going on. When you lose a chicken unexpectedly, it is best to send the body, kept chilled to the state vet for a necropsy and diagnosis. Corid dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid or 1.5 tsp of the powder per gallon for 5 days. Change it daily. Make sure she is drinking or give it with a dropper or feeding tube. Can you take a sample of her droppings to your vet for a fecal float and gram stain? That is the best way to know if they have coccidiosis or worms, or something else intestinal.
I can call and ask! I’m not sure if they do it to be honest I never had to before. They had coccidiosis for the first time EVER this summer. I started them on corid immediately and they were good. They didn’t act like this when they had coccidiosis honestly you wouldn’t of even known by the way they were acting they were normal selves I noticed from their droppings.
 

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She sure is acting it. Tail pointed and all but no she hasn’t even laid yet! She’s Duccle and Sebright mix.
I think sometimes something else is needed if their is a secondary infection going on, some sort of antibiotic.

@azygous I believe I saw you mention this before. You are the expert here, do you think an antibiotic is needed or not?
 

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Perhaps calcium. That’s good for egg bound chickens, you should try that. Even if she isn’t egg bound, it doesn’t hurt giving a bit of calcium to her. A regular human pill does the job great.
 

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