coccidiosis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MAWMAW52, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. MAWMAW52

    MAWMAW52 New Egg

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    We have rode island reds and they are laying. We now think they have coccidiosis. Is it save to eat the eggs if they have this? We have purchased corid to treat them with.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Is there blood in their poop, and are they acting lethargic and weak? It is safe to eat the eggs with cocci, and also while on Corid. Sometimes chickens can have a little orange or red in the poop that is intestinal shed. Cocci doesn't always cause blood in poop. Do you have any pictures of droppings? At this hot part of the year dehydration could also be a problem, so make sure they have access to more than one waterer in the shade. Here are some articles to read about coccidiosis:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/coccidiosis/overview_of_coccidiosis_in_poultry.html
     

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