Can this be Coccidia?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sassy16, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. sassy16

    sassy16 Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster was fine yesterday and this morning when I checked him he was crowing but couldnt stand or walk. He is just sitting with his legs in front of him. If I support his underneath he kicks off the ground with both legs. He will even try to walk but when I let go he falls. His poo is normal color but a little runny not shure if it is just squished because he is sitting on his butt but it was stuck to him so I cleaned it off and it looked to have a little form but not as formed as normal but color is normal. His wings arent drooping at all. He is perky. I put pro bios and Electrolytes in my chickens water every time I change it and I bought a high protein food for him today. 30% Protein. He is 4 months old and has been treated for worms and coccidia. I also dust my coops with seven dust under the shavings. They have play sand in the coop. I separated him from the hens but now my husband is afraid he will get depressed with out the girls. The girls are all fine and healthy. My last rooster had be put down because one of his legs were paralized and he couldnt move it at all. He was with these same hens. I have purchased all theses chickens from the same breeder and they were all a few months old. I paid alot for them and she is un willing to help me! I dont know what to do. Any suggestions. I cleaned his rear end today and he does seem to have a little red in his poo. Not allot just a few specks. Can coccidia cause them to get so weak they cant stand or walk? He has dropped weight. I can not find an Aviary Vet that will do Chickens. Please, Please, Please Help!!!!!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    When older chickens get coccidia they usually hunch up as if cold, and refuse to eat or drink.

    The first thing you need to do is dump the water and give them fresh water with no electrolytes. I don't know what is wrong with your rooster, but depending on quantity, this could actually solve your problem.
     
  3. sassy16

    sassy16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply. I change the water 2 times a day and I have taken the electrolytes out and am using Corrid in the water now. I do not know what is wrong with him. This is the second one. I am so confused. My hens are fine so I would think if it was Merricks at least one of my hens would get it. The first rooster was very similiar but it was one leg that was completely paralyzed. This guy can move both legs and both wings just cant stand and support himself. I think if he dies I am done with chickens. I have tried so hard to give them everything they need and I am just having no luck! There are no Vets around me that will even look at a chicken and no one seems to have any ideas of what to do. Thanks again though. I never knew chickens were so hard.
     

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