Fluffiness a symptom of cocci

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by haejungkim, May 7, 2017.

  1. haejungkim

    haejungkim Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have photos of what a "fluffy" chicken looks like? I'm just trying to look out for coccidiosis in my 4 month olds and don't really know what a fluffy chicken looks like. Thanks!
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Symptoms include lethargy, huddling/fluffed up appearance, diahrea with mucous or blood, going off feed and acting chilled.
    http://www.nadis.org.uk/bulletins/diseases-of-farmyard-poultry/part-3-control-of-coccidiosis.aspx (has 1photo)
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/206/coccidiosis/ ( a couple of photos)
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/2/Coccidiosis Management/43/symptoms-and-diagnosis/ (has a small photo)
    chick action starts about 1:55 Keep in mind - not all strains of Cocci present with bloody poop.
     
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can take a pic when I get home :( I have a very fluffy chicken. You will know when you have one. I hope I'm not too late and corid will do the trick. She just sits puffed up in a ball and appears to be shivering.
     
  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my fluffy pullet :( she just looks like a football, you can't tell where her head, tail or feet are, she doesn't stretch her neck out and sits crouched down or huddled with wings dropping and feet covered. I was gone almost 3 hours and when I got home she was in the exact same position I'd left her.
     
  5. haejungkim

    haejungkim Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks PirateGirl. I hope she feels better. I wonder why they fluff themselves up like that?
     
  6. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but I've had parrots and parakeets and they do the same thing. If they don't feel well they get all fluffed up and don't move much. I know birds use their feathers to regulate temperature so maybe it's a sign of fever??
     

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