concerned something going through my flock (illness)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peaches, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stanwood, Wa.
    Ok - so a couple weeks ago I had two sick hens ...they started laying down, were light weight and main thing - just very whitish, pasty poo. I separated them and gave them avia charge and other goodies. The pullet died. unsure of how to proceed at that point, I put the other hen on corrid for cocci. I would have done a fecal float but there wasn't anything really to collect. she survived and also went through an all at once MASSIVE moult. Seems ok now.

    Then, yesterday, found one of my RIR pullets hanging out in nest box at night. same poo. I put her sep. , avia charge and just yesterday switched to corrid. Again, I would love to do a fecal float, but is is so runny (mostly just falls down her butt feathrs), can't get it.

    Getting paranoid! Ideas? thoughts?

    PS - all chickens were wormed w/ Eprinex on July 14th
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sorry I can't help. Hope you figure it out.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Hmmmm, Im not sure......hopefully dlunicorn will see this one. It does sound like a parasite, running through your flock. I hope you dont lose any more.
  4. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    Could it have anything to do with the heat?
  5. Peaches

    Peaches In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Stanwood, Wa.
    No, not heat - Washington has been fairly decident. High 80's yesterday and day before, but much cooler today.

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