Any advice please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Badman, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Badman

    Badman Out Of The Brooder

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    Guys need some advice please, I have a mixed lot of Chooks consisting of Barnevelders, Wynadottes, Welsummers and light Sussex. I have had one chook die and one looks like its on it's last legs...... They have lost feathers to their undersides. I can find any ticks of mites etc on them nor in the nesting boxes.any ideas of what could cause this problem.

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  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    If you would put your general location in your postbit (see your Profile to do this) it will help with a lot of questions. You don't give a lot of information. How old are they? Will the sick one eat or drink? Have you seen any sign of blood in the poop? Do they look fluffed out and hunched down as if cold? Cocci is a possibility. In the US, I would suggest trying a round of Corid (amprolium.) Could the feather loss have anything to do with the surface they live on?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/778478/sick-chicks-post-2/0_20

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/461910/will-antibiotics-from-feed-store-treat-coccidia/0_20
     
  3. Badman

    Badman Out Of The Brooder

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    G'day Judy,

    I am in Canberra, Australia

    The chooks are between 6 months to a year old, two are wynadottes and two are barnevelders
    They are eating and drinking but not as they normally do. I can not see any blood in there droppings, I thought that they could have a problem with mites but I searched the coop late night with a torch but could not find any thing on them..... Apart from lossing the feathers they stand normaly, but this morning one of the barnevelders is sitting on the floor with one eye closed, if I disturb her she will open her eye then quickly close it again...... Murpheys law it's new years break so all the vets are closed around where I live


    Thanks for your reply
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  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I would probably try worming, but if you are going to take them to a vet, I' sure you will want to follow his advice.
     

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