Cocci question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LJoWilly, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can an adult chicken get cocci? Or is this something that only affects the young/juveniles?
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link, I have read, and re-read that thread.

    I just didn't know if anyone here had personally dealt with it in an adult chicken
     
  4. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Personally, I haven't - just in a group of juveniles.
     
  5. ChikNLovr

    ChikNLovr Out Of The Brooder

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    LJoWilly, I just started a thread asking for help diagnosing what is killing my flock. The symptoms sure line up with cocci, but my hens are 2-3 years old. I also read that link (https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coccidiosis-how-to-treat-it.) and it states that older hens can become infected also.
    But why now in my flock?
    Is it possible that the parasites came over from my neighbors yard? A couple of their hens seemed to take a liking to my garden this spring, and kept sneaking over. But their flock appears healthy with no symptoms. Could they still be carriers?
     

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