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Fluffed up chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LipsChicks, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. LipsChicks

    LipsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe this is nothing but yesterday I noticed several of my chickens are looking all 'fluffed up'. I live in North Dakota and of course it's cold. One of my two year old chickens died yesterday. Do I have a problem brewing?
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you noticed any blood in their droppings? Are they laying or have they stopped?

    I would suspect Coccidiosis and treat with Corid in the water immediately, since you have fluffers and one that passed.

    Corid 20% powder or Corid 9.6% will work. Depending on which you get (or already have) determines the dosage. Let us know if you need information on that. If you simply can't find Corid (most feed stores carry it), you can look for anything with Amprolium in it, but Corid is the best.

    When was the last time you wormed your flock?

    MrsB
     
  3. LipsChicks

    LipsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No blood. It's a new flock and I've never wormed them.
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd still run Corid ASAP! You won't always find blood with Cocci.

    Keep us posted.

    MrsB
     
  5. LipsChicks

    LipsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our stores don't carry any meds at all.
     
  6. LipsChicks

    LipsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tetracycline- duramycin-10 . Does that treat cocci?
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    No, those are antibiotics. Do you have a Tractor Supply near you?
     
  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Most feed stores will carry Corid or amprollium, Amprol, or Ampromed for cattle. Duramycin 10 isn't used to treat coccidiosis, but according to Merck Manual, oxytetracycline and chlortetracycline can be used, although most use Corid or Sulmet in the US. If that is all you have until you can get the Corid, then use it. Duramycin 10 dosage is 1 tablespoonful per gallon of water for 7-14 days. Here is the link to read about coccidiosis with the part about what meds to use:

    Drugs for Treatment of Coccidiosis in Chickens a

    Drug


    Feed or Water


    Use Level, Treatment Duration


    Withdrawal Time (days)


    Amprolium

    Water

    0.012%–0.024%, 3–5 days; 0.006%, 1–2 wk

    0

    Chlortetracycline

    Feed

    0.022% + 0.8% calcium, not more than 3 wk

    0

    Oxytetracycline

    Feed

    0.022% + 0.18%–0.55% calcium, not more than 5 days

    3

    Sodium sulfachloropyrazine monohydrate

    Water

    0.03%, 3 days

    4

    Sulfadimethoxine

    Water

    0.05%, 6 days

    5

    Sulfamethazine (sulfadimidine)

    Water

    0.1%, 2 days; 0.05%, 4 days

    10

    Toltrazuril

    Water

    25 ppm, 2 days

    NAb

    a Approved in the USA, except for toltrazuril


    b Not applicable
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  9. LipsChicks

    LipsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do have a TSC but I haven't seen any meds other than electrolytes. My guys aren't showing any fluffing for the last couple of days. I'll order the corid so I have it on hand. Thanks for taking the time to send me all that info. I've been in Louisiana for Mardi Gras and am just getting back into BYC. People like you are what make this site so great!
     
  10. leedyfeathers

    leedyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You wont find that where chicken stuff is there is a section of store .. mine is along side wall adjacent the feed isles they carry all wormers and such things to doctor animals along with the emergency milk for babies.
     

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