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Coccidiosis Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Judy, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Chicken Judy

    Chicken Judy In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2014
    Newnan, GA
    I've been reading about this and seems to me that bloody poop is the most prevalent symptom. My girls have been laying since late Dec. Although I have not seen this trait, I am wondering if I should do a preventive dose. I have seen some dark black watery poop but don't know which one is responsible. All RIR's ...can't tell them apart! Also, they have never been wormed and should I do this too and what is the best one to use. Would hate to throw l4 days of eggs away since I'm just now getting presents.

  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I think you're much better off not using a cocci treatment on healthy laying hens. Coccidiosis can cause bloody stool , but not all cocci cause bloody stool. It's usually noticed when a chicken is all puffed up standing alone and looking sick. If you worm , I think it's agreed that the best wormer is Valbazen, or Safeguard packaged for goats.

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