Does Coccidiosis cause Weird/drunk walking in chickens?

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  1. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I have a 6/7 week old RIR chick that has been walking weirdly since yesterday. It's as if she forgot how to walk or something. She eats and drinks fine, and I have been giving her St. John's Wort and Turmeric in case it's Marek's (One of my quails had marek's, i treated her with this and she's very healthy today)
    I have also been seeing orangish-reddish poops in the brooder. I have seen this ever since I brought them home when they were about 1-2 weeks old, so I treated them with a milk flush. Now the orangish reddish poops are returning again.

    Does this sound like Marek's, or coccidiosis?
    Thanks.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Coccidiosis can cause this wobbly walk. Probably a good idea to treat with Corid.

    -Kathy
     
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  3. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks! I'll be going to my feed store to see if they have any.
    Will Corid be harmful if used in conjunction with SJW, though?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Probably okay to use them together.

    -Kathy
     
  5. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    Sorry for bothering you, but do I feed the corid to both birds or just one?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    and you aren't bothering me. [​IMG]

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    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any alternatives to corid - if i can't get some?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Sulfa drugs like Albon, Sulmet, SMZ/TMP and Dimethox can be used.

    -Kathy
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Forgot to mention that Corid is amprolium, so you can use anything with amprolium. If they don't have Corid, see if they sell AmproMed or Amprol.

    -Kathy
     

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