Coccidia Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sweetshoplady, May 3, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    One of my new EEs I believe has coccidia. I searched and came to that conclusion from someone else's post here who had her symptoms. I gave her and all the youngsters sulmet and poly-vi-sol last night and plan to for the next 4 days. My question is should I give the sulmet to the 13 wk old Delaware's or wait til the Alban gets here for them? And should I treat Millie (yr old RIR hen)?

    Betty is in a separate cage so that I can moniter her. I put her there while I tried to find out why she had bloody poop.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I would treat them all...because the ones that haven't had the antibiotic made reinfect the others.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    If one has it, they've all been exposed. If you have a year old hen, she's certainly been infected and survived it and is now resistant. It can't really hurt to treat them all; but I wouldn't freak out and expect her to die without symptoms.

    It is very very simply to take a fecal sample from chickens to a vet and have them check for coccidiossis. It cost me $10 last time. This will validate your diagnosis and save you money in the long run from buying drugs the may not need. [​IMG]
     

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