Help...Please. 3 sick chickens, droopie combs, not eating, purchased safeguard paste, Corid..doses??

mccoopie

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Hi this is my first time posting and I don't even know if I'm doing it right. I have 3 red star hens, 3 years old. One in particular is so thin that I can't feel any muscle, she is weak and the last four days can hardly stand but by God's Grace does. She is much worse than the other two, although they are thin also. All combs are drooping and pale, all have diarrhea, lethargic. I will concentrate on the hen that is really bad. I have been giving her food with eye dropper and sometimes she will eat strawberries and other chopped up fruit by her self but not much. Last week her poop was very little but yellow and green. The green part looked like what I could describe as when a bug eats a green leaf, that color and I thought some whitish round specks like sesame seeds in there too. The hens have never been wormed but when I lost one last year I brought two of them to the vet. Got doses for all of Ivermectin. I was reading some posts a couple of days ago about coccidiosis and ordered some corid liquid 9.6 and safeguard paste. Actually I thought my hen would be gone by today but she is trying so hard to live. No runny noses, they are not molting and are not laying, haven't been for a while, although, when she had layed her last eggs about 2 months ago, the shells had bumps and the surface was rough, not smooth? Can you give me the doses for the corid and the safeguard paste, how long, which one first? I really don't know what I'm doing...I need help so bad...I want her to make it. I have a total of 5 hens, the other two are healthy and laying and very alert. I know I need to treat them all. I've been giving her ground up pellets with some olive oil, Gatorade and yogurt all mixed and given by eyedropper. I figured that a little bit of Gatorade would help with her electrolites, I hope that is ok. Can I give her the corid by eyedropper after I mix up a gallon of water with it for all the chickens? I'm not certain about the Safe Guard paste dose either. Can someone please get back to me ASAP. Please
 

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Welcome to BYC. The dosage of liquid Corid is 2 teaspoonful per gallon of water for 5-7 days. Change it daily, and make it the only water supply. If they are not drinking well, they will need to be given some with a dropper or syringe, or have their beaks dipped into water like a chick. SafeGuard paste dosage is a generous pea-sized amount (or 1/2 ml in a syringe) by mouth (not mixed in water) once, and then repeat in 10 days. Toss eggs for a total of 24 days. Try feeding soft scrambled egg to tempt them to eat, and you can mix a little Corid water in their feed. After Corid is finished, give vitamins and probiotics for about 3 days.
 

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Hi and I'm sorry about your birds:( Things I do for sick chickens is give them apple cider vinegar in their water (1 tablespoon per gallon) and give them fresh, non-salted garlic as this boosts a chicken's respiratory, immune and digestive system. Also yarrow is healing and calming for chickens. Sorry I probably didn't answer your ?s but hope this helps anyway.

Good luck:)

~Sarah
 

mccoopie

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hi, thank you so much for replying. do I do the corid in water first and then after the time for dosing of 10 days, do I start the safe guard, or can I do them both? Or will I need to do them both? I realize the corid is for parasites and the safeguard is for worms, right?
 

mccoopie

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hi Sarah, thank you for replying. Any info is helpful. I'll have to get some garlic, all I have is minced in the jar. I gave some apple cider vinegar the other day. Thanks much
 

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No problem!
Hope they get better soon. Also, about the garlic, if they don't like it raw you can either put dried garlic in their feed or a broken up clove of garlic in their water along with the vinegar.
 

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Hi again! I was just doing some research for your hens. I found that as long as it is fresh, un pasteurized and not salted, minced garlic can also be fed.
 

mccoopie

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hi eggsessive, thank you for replying. I made an error on my first reply. safeguard is 10 days..corid is 5-7. can I start both at same time. starting tomorrow morning I will give all 5 hens 2 tsp in gal of water. when do you think I can start the pea-sized safe guard?..The corid won't hurt them if they don't have parasites will it?

my sickest girl had a little to eat of mixed veggies on her own tonite, I was surprised, she made her way out of the coop and onto the ground. I gave her ACV the other day mixed with water in an eyedropper, did that help or hurt, I don't know. I can't believe she is still alive. I honor her for her will to live. I pray she continues to hang in there. is a bumply egg shell a sign of worms? What does a droopy comb mean? I looked at pics from 2 years ago and all of their combs were straight up and red, now, the three sick ones are all drooped and pale. The healthy two others' combs are straight up and red and they are the only two laying. Can I give the eggs that they lay to them or should I just throw them away? I'm sorry for all the questions. Thank you so much again for reply. I'll check for answers tomorrow morning.
 

mccoopie

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thank you mountain peeps, i'll have my husband pick up a head or two of garlic. I'm starting them on corid in water tomorrow morning. thank you for your extra search on behalf of my post.
 

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Hi this is my first time posting and I don't even know if I'm doing it right. I have 3 red star hens, 3 years old. One in particular is so thin that I can't feel any muscle, she is weak and the last four days can hardly stand but by God's Grace does. She is much worse than the other two, although they are thin also. All combs are drooping and pale, all have diarrhea, lethargic. I will concentrate on the hen that is really bad. I have been giving her food with eye dropper and sometimes she will eat strawberries and other chopped up fruit by her self but not much. Last week her poop was very little but yellow and green. The green part looked like what I could describe as when a bug eats a green leaf, that color and I thought some whitish round specks like sesame seeds in there too. The hens have never been wormed but when I lost one last year I brought two of them to the vet. Got doses for all of Ivermectin. I was reading some posts a couple of days ago about coccidiosis and ordered some corid liquid 9.6 and safeguard paste. Actually I thought my hen would be gone by today but she is trying so hard to live. No runny noses, they are not molting and are not laying, haven't been for a while, although, when she had layed her last eggs about 2 months ago, the shells had bumps and the surface was rough, not smooth? Can you give me the doses for the corid and the safeguard paste, how long, which one first? I really don't know what I'm doing...I need help so bad...I want her to make it. I have a total of 5 hens, the other two are healthy and laying and very alert. I know I need to treat them all. I've been giving her ground up pellets with some olive oil, Gatorade and yogurt all mixed and given by eyedropper. I figured that a little bit of Gatorade would help with her electrolites, I hope that is ok. Can I give her the corid by eyedropper after I mix up a gallon of water with it for all the chickens? I'm not certain about the Safe Guard paste dose either. Can someone please get back to me ASAP. Please
Whitish round specks like sesame seeds could possibly be tapeworm segments.
Here's a pic of feces with tapeworms segments, is this what you saw?
 
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