Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nbdk, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. nbdk

    nbdk New Egg

    Feb 19, 2016
    Hello all,I have Rhode Island reds and buff orpingtons.i just bought 7 goats a few days ago and just had a couple die. Don't know exactly the cause but maybe pneumonia or Coccitiosis. I am going to treat everybody with the medicine you put in there drinking water. My chickens are acting just fine no problems what so ever. My question is is it alright to eat the eggs now and while I am treating with the meds. The chickens are in with the goats but they are not showing any signs of anything wrong. Just wondering if I would be alright to continue with eating the eggs. Also I am not exactly the cause of death with the goats. Just trying to be proactive. Thanks for any help that you can give
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Sorry about your goats. As long as your chickens are acting fine, I would not treat them for coccidiosis. The symptoms in chickens are not eating, standing around hunched or puffed up, lethargy or sleepiness, and runny droppings that may have blood. Corid or amprollium is the best treatment.

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