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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GoldenSparrow, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Songster

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    If a chicken gets Coccidiosis once, and recovers with out meds.
    can she get it again a year later ? and can she recover with out meds again?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    Not sure which disease you are asking about. Coccidiosis, maybe?
     
  3. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Songster

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    yes, Sorry I couldent spell it [​IMG]

    I am a really bad speller [​IMG]

    I fixed it [​IMG]
     
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  4. Erica

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    Normally after one bout of infection the chick becomes immune, but only to that strain. That means if she comes upon a different strain of coccidia she may develop symptoms again.

    But as I understand it the strains work differently so the symptoms would also differ slightly. And by a year of age most birds would have full immunity if they've been on the ground the whole time.

    She may have another issue going on, whether that's causing the symptoms or causing her to be a little more vulnerable to a new strain of cocci.

    I would suspect something else — what are you seeing?

    cheers
    Erica
     
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  5. GoldenSparrow

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    shes slow, and sits or stands in one place for a long time.
     
  6. Jillio

    Jillio Chirping

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    I need help too! My chickens already had coccidiosis a few weeks ago. I treated with Corid for the full length of time plus a couple extra days, because the symptoms (just the blood in poo and very loose white pop) weren't completely gone, but they had improved. It's only about 3 weeks later and they are sick with it again. I LOVE my pet chickens and am trying to get them better. Nothing seems to be working. They have now been on Corid for a second time, and now a full week, and today I began to see terrible white runny poo with some blood! There wasn't even blood yet this time around and this is AFTER I treated them again. Can you give me any advice here? Thanks so much. They also have MS, which they apparently had when I bought them as chicks, and I am currently treating for scaly leg mites and depluming mites.. my flock is all silkie cochins who regularly go broody and it seems the broody ones contracted mites despite my efforts with DE and wood ash in bathing holes/coop...

     
  7. Rusty Rooster MAC

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    How was it determined that your birds have MS?
    If in fact they have cocci and the corid isnt working, treat them with sulfadimethoxine or sulmet. You'll need a prescription from a vet for either of these products.
    Just to let you know that if the sulfa drugs dont work, capillary worms can cause blood in feces and you'll need to worm your birds with valbazen or safeguard.
    Scaly leg mites can be treated by putting vaseline or vegetable oil on their legs for a long period of time until healed. Burnt motor oil works well also.
    So much for DE and wood ash. Depluming feather mites treatments, read post#2 in this link: Good luck.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/depluming-mites-please-help.414354/
     
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  8. Jillio

    Jillio Chirping

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    Thank you. Another friend who is a nurse and also an experienced flock owner helped me diagnose that.. unofficially. My babies have sneezed and had clear snot in nose since they were born. I got them at a day old and didn't realize they were sick. They wheeze and have a sound like popping and gurgling that comes from them? I used sand in the brooder also, and now I know this being very dusty can also cause trouble. Would you agree they probably have MS? Maybe something else to!? It's been so heart breaking and so many problems in the flock. I've tried to manage it well but maybe not well enough because they seem to have: a mild case of scaly leg mites, MS, coccidiosis, and some also seem to have depluming mites! (Just my broody hens who like to almost weekly go broody on me). I have Silkies and Silkie/Cochin crosses.

    Have bought and applied NuStock to their feet and legs now. Seems to be getting better and I now need to reapply that.

    I can't afford to take my babies to a vet They are on Corid for the second time but I'm not seeing good enough results. Still seeing weird poos, though not with blood anymore, still cerybwhite and funny occasionally. Like mucousy. Also dark poos, almost black, like old blood. Generally the poo is looking better but even the ones that are normal consistency are off on color, etc.
     

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