Bloody & white poop; 2 already died

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Pbaxter

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Hello,
I have 8 week old chickens and I can’t quite figure out what’s making them sick! I had two die yesterday, and three more are following the same series of events:
1) chicken becomes slow moving & easy to catch.
2) chicken is all puffed out and fluffy.
3) wings start drooping.
4) they just stand around all day and tip easily if they’re bumped into by another chicken.
5) Diarrhea (some have red bloody stools)
6) totally lethargic and falls over on its side and can’t stand up.
7) death
They still drink, and they are eating a bit.

When one died yesterday, I noticed she had white pasty poop on her butt, which made me panic a bit thinking it’s salmonella that’s tearing through my flock.

As far as what I’ve done:
I started Corrid 4 days ago.
I’m giving them Poultry Cell vitamins orally. I started them on a 3-day treatment of Fenbendazole yesterday to treat for worms.

I’m purchasing Grower feed today. (The guy I bought them from had said they could eat what my layers were eating, so they had been eating Layer feed. Changing that today).

Any ideas on what’s going on? It feels like it’s getting out of control and I’m worried about it spreading to my egg layers and losing more chickens!
 

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What dose of Corid are you using?
Stop the vitamins, they can reduce the effectiveness of the Corid.
Correct dose of Corid is 1 1/2 tsp of the powder or 2 tsp of the liquid per gallon of water.
Make fresh daily and no other water should be available to them. Those that are showing symptoms give an oral dose as well as the medicated water, dosing for that is here:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/corid-oral-drench-instructions.1211991/
If they aren't drinking on their own also give them some of the Corid water orally several times a day until they start.
If after all that you don't see any improvement you may need to give them a sulfa antibiotic if the coccidia are resistant to amprolium (Corid). You can get TMP-SMZ on line many places: https://www.allivet.com/product/fis...hoxazole---trimethoprim-30-tablets/52574.html
Oral dose is for TMP-SMZ is 100mg/kg every 12 hours. (100mg for every 2.2 lbs they weigh)
http://www.poultrydvm.com/drugs/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
Sulfa is harder on them than Corid, so usually Corid is the first choice. If you are underdosing the Corid, or giving vitamins, it may not be working. Start at day 1, treat for 5-7 days.
 
What dose of Corid are you using?
Stop the vitamins, they can reduce the effectiveness of the Corid.
Correct dose of Corid is 1 1/2 tsp of the powder or 2 tsp of the liquid per gallon of water.
Make fresh daily and no other water should be available to them. Those that are showing symptoms give an oral dose as well as the medicated water, dosing for that is here:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/corid-oral-drench-instructions.1211991/
If they aren't drinking on their own also give them some of the Corid water orally several times a day until they start.
If after all that you don't see any improvement you may need to give them a sulfa antibiotic if the coccidia are resistant to amprolium (Corid). You can get TMP-SMZ on line many places: https://www.allivet.com/product/fis...hoxazole---trimethoprim-30-tablets/52574.html
Oral dose is for TMP-SMZ is 100mg/kg every 12 hours. (100mg for every 2.2 lbs they weigh)
http://www.poultrydvm.com/drugs/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
Sulfa is harder on them than Corid, so usually Corid is the first choice. If you are underdosing the Corid, or giving vitamins, it may not be working. Start at day 1, treat for 5-7 days.
What dose of Corid are you using?
Stop the vitamins, they can reduce the effectiveness of the Corid.
Correct dose of Corid is 1 1/2 tsp of the powder or 2 tsp of the liquid per gallon of water.
Make fresh daily and no other water should be available to them. Those that are showing symptoms give an oral dose as well as the medicated water, dosing for that is here:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/corid-oral-drench-instructions.1211991/
If they aren't drinking on their own also give them some of the Corid water orally several times a day until they start.
If after all that you don't see any improvement you may need to give them a sulfa antibiotic if the coccidia are resistant to amprolium (Corid). You can get TMP-SMZ on line many places: https://www.allivet.com/product/fis...hoxazole---trimethoprim-30-tablets/52574.html
Oral dose is for TMP-SMZ is 100mg/kg every 12 hours. (100mg for every 2.2 lbs they weigh)
http://www.poultrydvm.com/drugs/trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
Sulfa is harder on them than Corid, so usually Corid is the first choice. If you are underdosing the Corid, or giving vitamins, it may not be working. Start at day 1, treat for 5-7 days.
Thank you so much for responding! I’m definitely giving the wrong dose. I was doing 1/2 tsp per gallon of water! I’ve stopped the vitamins and only doing the Corid & dewormer.
Thank you!!
 

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