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Explosive diarrhea, we've tried everything

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mrowell, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. mrowell

    mrowell New Egg

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    Our 3 month-old chickens (2 Easter Egg-ers, 1 Silver-Laced Wyandotte and 1 Barred Rock) have had diarrhea for the last month or so. We have tried everything: changing their feed from organic to medicated, giving them yogurt and electrolytes in their water, and most recently-medication (aperol) for coccidosis--we completed this treatment. Some of their diarrhea has become explosive (seriously projectile) and we have also noticed some redness in some of the other firmer poop. We took a collective feces sample to our vet and the tested negative (for everything they usually test for). Now our larger chickens (in a separate coop but free ranging in a shared space) also have diarrhea. I know that there is a wide range of normal and have read up on every chicken poop blog post but this seems concerning, especially now that is seems to have spread . Any insight or advice?

    This is a photo of the big chickens poop (it has only become runny in the last two days) while the smaller chickens is completely runny.
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  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    What form of Amprolium did you use on these 3 month old chicks, and what was the dosage?
     
  3. mrowell

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    We used Amprol 128 (Amprolium) 20% soluble powder. We called the company to get the right dosage--I think it was 1TBLS/gallon. Thankfully, after weeks of terrible diarrhea things seem to have cleared up. We have been diligent with vitamins/apple cider vinegar/gatorade in their water and giving them yogurt to boost their immune system.
     

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