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Help! 5 chickens have died in 2 days, 2 more are sick! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bayres7123, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. bayres7123

    bayres7123 Hatching

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    There are no obvious injuries, no runny nose or eyes. The chickens act listless prior to finding them dead. It's not the temp as it has been warmer here than it was and there was no problem then. Worried about my flock. Any suggestions?
     

  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy Premium Member

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    How old are they? Are they adults or chicks? Are they eating? What do they look like when you find them dead? How long since they were wormed? Do they have pink combs and faces? Is the poop normal? We need more information....
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Have they had any exposure to rat poison, a rotting animal carcass or vegetation such as a compost bed? The symptoms of coccidiosis are lethargy, standing or sitting puffed up, poor appetite, pale color, diarrhea, sometimes with blood, and ruffled feathers. Treatment is Corid or amprollium 1 1/2 tsp powder or 2 tsp liquid per gallon of water for 5 days.
     

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