Diarrehea in 4wk old EE's in brooder

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RyanFunFarm, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. RyanFunFarm

    RyanFunFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My easter egger is having diarrehea. Must be on & off because Ive seen it make a normal poop. Also orange colored poop from other EE :-( theyre great otherwise, eating & activity
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They do have a caecal poo every 8 poos or so I have read (liquid) and that is normal. If it is true diarrhea then:

    Diarrhea in chicks under 8 weeks old might be coccidiosis (actually can occur with older ones too):
    There doesn't have to be bloody poo for it to be coccidiosis.

    Treatment is with Corid or Sulmet (corid treats more strains).

    Signs of coccidiosis:
    lethargy
    feathers fluffed up as if cold
    won't eat or drink
    closes eyes
    diarrhea or bloody poo
    Cocci can be transferred into brooder by humans from soil and thus they don't have to have been on the ground to get coccidiosis.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013
  3. RyanFunFarm

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    Thank you both! I really appreciate it
     

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