HELP...My chickens are dying!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wagoncab, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. wagoncab

    wagoncab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need some help here please. I have lost 4 chicks this summer and this morning a 2 yr old hen.
    The chicks were a couple of months old. Not all at once but over the coarse of the summer.
    One day they are fine and then they sit all puffed up and listless. They then just slowly fade away.
    I have had chickens for several years and I have never seen anything like this until this year.
    There are no runny noses or goopy eyes. I have not lost any adult chickens other than the one
    this morning and she was was my favorte. "Olivia" had a scissor beak but that never stopped her.
    I saw her looking "Puffy" just a little bit yesterday and now this morning she is gone.
    Everyone gets the same food and water. I also have ducks and geese. All are free range in
    the daytime.
    Has anyone else experienced this.
    Thanks
    Cindy
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    These symptoms sound to me like cocci. I would treat everyone straight away with corid.

    More details are needed. How long did it take them to die from first onset of symptoms? Was there blood in their poop? What do you feed them? etc..

    Sorry to hear this :( I lose a few as well, but nothing contagious. I raise a lot of birds - so it's a very low percentage. I have lost the most to crop impaction (silkie chicks ate bedding).
     
  3. wagoncab

    wagoncab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the reply
    I looked this up and someone posted pics of what their sick chick
    looked like. THAT"S IT.
    I read that while the chickens are being treated, you cannot eat the eggs.
    How long can the eggs not be eaten?
    Thanks again I will start treating today!
    Cindy
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    No egg withdrawal time according to this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/584258/corid-amprol-9-6-egg-withdrawal-time

    I hope it helps. Let us know if it does. I'm hoping it will fix your issues without any more loss.

    Anyone else showing any signs?
     
  5. wagoncab

    wagoncab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just called my local co-op.
    10oz pkg is $16.99
    4oz per 100 gallons of water.
    Cindy
     
  6. wagoncab

    wagoncab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I just got some Corid at the Co-op.
    The directions say 4oz to 50 gallons of water.
    I think I want to mix it up 10 gallons at a time.
    If I am breaking this down right, would 1/2oz
    be about right and is 1/2oz the equivalent of
    1Tablespoon? I do not want to over medicate
    and kill them.
    Thanks
    Cindy
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Cindy, I'm not sure. I've never dealt with cocci before. Hopefully someone else can chime in!
     
  8. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The great thing about Corid is that you really can't overdose them unless, you really, really do it wrong. I've never had to break down the liquid...is it 9.6% Corid? If so, the answer is all over this forum.
     
  9. pgrommesh

    pgrommesh Out Of The Brooder

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    At 4 oz per 50 gallons that would be 4/5 an ounce per 10 gallons which is 24 ml or basically 1 tbsp + 2 tsp.

    1 tbsp= 1/2 an ounce or 15 ml.
    1 tsp= 1/6 an ounce, 5ml or 1/3 a tbsp
     
  10. wagoncab

    wagoncab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
    I got it figured out. Everyone now has medicated water.
    How often is this used as a preventive.
    Cindy
     

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