Coccidiosis? Poop pics included

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Quirky, May 7, 2011.

  1. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

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  2. dawg53

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    Some more info would be appreciated; their age? Are they puffed up, acting lethargic? Not eating nor drinking? If so, it could be cocci. Otherwise it looks likes shed intestinal lining. Here's the poop chart to compare:
    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
     
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  3. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

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    Thanks for the reply. They are just over one week old. They are tired (I just brought them home today). They were fussing and protesting when I checked their heineys, so they aren't totally subdued. I keep checking on them in hopes they'll be eating, drinking, or playing.
     
  4. dawg53

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    Quote:Just as long as they are eating and drinking normally, running, hopping around like chicks do and kept warm, they will be ok.
     
  5. Quirky

    Quirky Tufted, not Rumpless

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    Thanks again.

    SInce I started this thread, I'm going to jack it and ask you a common question: How do you keep your Australorp rooster away from the hens you don't want bred? I keep meaning to ask someone....and now I will! [​IMG] Does he mix with everyone all the time? I'm asking because I'm about to have an Araucana rooster but only two Araucana pullets.
     
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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:You are going to have to pen them separately if you want to be sure. (Also, the longest timeframe I have read about on BYC for the rooster to possibly be the father is one MONTH.)

    I agree with Dawg53. [​IMG]
     
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  7. dawg53

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    Quote:My chickens free range and are locked up in the evening, also locked up when we go somewhere. When I first let them out in the mornings, Sarge mates with one or two hens, no favorites in particular. He then spends the rest of the day doing his job watching for predators, particularly birds of prey. He calls and herds the hens into the pen in the evenings. He is the first one in their house and calls them in to go to roost. He's definitely the best rooster I've ever owned, he's about a year and a half old. I let Sarge do what he wants, he doesnt mess with the pullets neither..I let them free range as well, but he keeps a sharp eye on them.
    It's normally recommended 1 rooster per 10 hens. I recommend that you get some more pullets. The rooster will continually mate with the two young hens and possibly injure them. You could also purchase chicken saddles/aprons for them.
     
  8. Quirky

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    Thanks. Hmmm. I'll have 10 hens total. But of course that could make for some interesting crosses. Buckeye/Araucana, anyone?
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:You might end up with some olive eggers? I don't know genetics very well at all, but I think this is true if they have the araucana comb.
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If the rooster is PURE Araucana when you cross him with brown egg laying hens, EVERY one of his pullets will lay green eggs. And they will be rumpless too!
     

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