Coccidiosis? returning?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PeachLily, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. PeachLily

    PeachLily Out Of The Brooder

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    PLEASE HELP! I have 11 chicks aged 7 to 17 weeks- first time chicken owner. Pretty sure it's coccidiosis as 4 weeks ago 1 chick died, saw bloody poop, then next chick VERY lethargic same as the one that died. Nursed her back with Corid mixed at rate of 2 tsp/gallon in eye dropper every 4 hours. Happy I saved her as I thought I was going to lose her. Immediately started treating all other chicks in their drinking water. Within a day or so blood no longer noticeable in poop so continued with dosing at same rate. By 6th or so day bloody poop reappeared. Continued same treatment and blood once again not noticeable until again 5th or 6th day slight blood started reappearing. Behavior normal except for a couple of poops being slightly mucous-y and slightly bloody. Most poop normal. Same pattern going on for 4 weeks. I never stopped the Corid. As soon as I thought things could go to maintenance mode I saw a couple more bloody poop (but not severe). What is going on? Does this mean another chick gets the disease each cycle? Or is it not coccidiosis? How long can I treat my flock before its done or the parasites get resistant? Getting frustrated and worried.
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post photos of the poop?
     
  3. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it blood? Or intestinal lining??? Look up intestinal lining in chicken poop... does it resemble ketchup?
     
  4. PeachLily

    PeachLily Out Of The Brooder

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    OH you guys!!!!! Thanks so much - I found a post in BYC with a chart of photos of chick poop. It IS lining - that's EXACTLY what it looks like - I am SO HAPPY. I can take my babies off the Corid and stop worrying !!!!!!
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Glad to hear!
     
  6. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yay!! Im so glad!!!! :) :) :)
     
  7. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you said you never stopped the corrid....
    it almost sounds like you've given them to much..?

    I believe its 5 to 7 days.... or what ever it says on back...
    then wait I think 10 days.... or something
    I don't have a bottle in the house....
    or I could tell you...

    make sure your pen or cage you have them in... is very clean...
    make sure to change the water often, because they poop in it...
    and thats how they get coccidiosis.

    You may have already did the things mentioned above...
    but I wasn't sure.... so I just thought I'd tell you in case you didn't know..... =)
     
  8. PeachLily

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    Yes I was keeping things clean and the reason I kept them on Corid: as I approached the 5th day I saw another bloody poop ( well only slightly red so I thought they were still infected)so I incorrectly thought I should continue treatment. Then another 5 days later saw another similar poop. It's sometimes tough being a first time chicken owner!
     
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  10. mustang56

    mustang56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex4616
    interesting info on coccidiosis

    I've never personally ever given any corrid or meds for coccidiosis, except for 5 to 7 days....
    For me that's what always worked...
    Now that you've said most do it for a much longer period.... is new to me.... but hey whatever works... =)
    I didn't know that...and thanks for informing me.... =)

    I haven't had a problem with coccidiosis in many years....
    I don't know if this would work for others.... I change water several times a day and put waterer
    up on a brick... helped to keep area below dry.
    I also made pads for the pen... instead of using chips... and changed them out once a day or as
    they got dirty or they got wet......
    My chicks are raised indoors.... and slowly taken outside for a few minutes a day,
    then longer periods of time... until they were feathered for the outdoors...
    Hope all your chicks get well again... =)
     

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