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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LJoWilly, Oct 31, 2016.
Can an adult chicken get cocci? Or is this something that only affects the young/juveniles?
Adults can get coccidiosis, but younger birds have greater susceptibility. Here's more info: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coccidiosis-how-to-treat-it.
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
Personally, I haven't - just in a group of juveniles.
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?