Chicken diarrhea, what should i try next?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redneckrooster4x4, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. redneckrooster4x4

    redneckrooster4x4 New Egg

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    in my flock almost all of my chickens have diarrhea, one or two have it real bad, and others not as bad or as often. i gave the chickens duramycin-10 and vitamans and electralytes in their water, and that helped, but only lasted a day or two after i took them off. After that i gave them some wazine, also in their water, wich lasted a day or two, then the diarrhea came back.

    any ideas whats causing this, or how i can stop it?

    p.s. they've had it for about 2 months now, its not progressing nor getting better. i kinda want it to stop though, before it gets too far
     
  2. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    Are they getting treats? Maybe they are getting too much?
     
  3. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you live? I live in Texas and in this high temp heat they drink CONSTANTLY all my chickens have runny poop because of their high water intake. It's pretty common for this time of year especially with temps this high.
     
  4. coldinnh

    coldinnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a similar issue but only with a couple of roos. The roos are up walking crowing (boy do they crow) gaining weight- pretty as can be. I am taking a sick girl to the vet tomorrow so I think I will take a stool sample of theirs too.
    Would all my chicks have worms if one did? I have had these roos since day old chicks and never had a health issue (in fact think that the 'sister' started laying this week- yeah!!)[​IMG]
    The brood id getting the garden mishaps (what the tomato worms and slugs get too plus the weeds) I give bird seed from Blue Seal instead of scratch (no corn due to summer heat) which they get just about every day.And usually they get an hour or so of free ranging (since dog attack last year it is limited to when I am home not all day anymore).
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  6. coldinnh

    coldinnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have seen the poo page but am paranoid... The brood has free run of a flock block, 12lb feeder kept half full and a couple of quarts for the instead near the nest boxes, plus all the begs they get... it has been warm and I did chalk it up to that at first but - it was cooler on Sat and Sun but still had projectile poo... squirting. The dropping slook like the 'watery normal' pic.
     
  7. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I'm not real sure that it's a good idea to be giving antibiotics at this point.
     

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