COCCIDIOSIS?!?!

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This thread will explain the first chicken that got sick:

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I have 4 two-month-old chicks and 3 couple week old ducklings.A few days ago I also had 5 BO chicks I was raising to feed to our snake sorry if you don't like that just letting you know the details.Two BO chicks died after acting sluggish and super cold for a day or two.Thr other 3 I fed off early in case of spreading and I already wasn't going to keep them.Well now my 2 month old cockerel Shoshone was acting sluggish yesterday and was almost dead this morning I put all 4 chicks in a really well heated area and gave them tetracycline water because that's what I had at hand and will hopefully slow down the sickness I'm watching poop for blood and need help diagnosing is this or does it sound like coccidiosis? It's definitely not respiratory.Thanks for any replies!
 

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At 2 months old, coccidiosis can be a huge problem. You can treat them with Corid in the water, or get a large sample of their droppings checked by the vet for cocci and worms. Classic symptoms of coccidiosis are lethargy, standing puffed up, weakness, not eating, and diarrhea or blood in droppings.
 

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Thank you! They have all of those symptoms except they still are eating Shoshone isn't as hungry but still is and the do have a little bit of diarrhea but no blood in their poop I've been trying to keep them extra,extra warm and that seems to help them a lot.
 

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With coccidiosis, chickens can stop eating, then later stop drinking when they are very sick, so treating them before it progresses is best. Corid dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid, or 1.5 tsp of the powder per gallon of water, changed daily for 5-7 days.. It is found in the cattle medicines at farm stores.
 
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