Help!!! Unkown Sickness

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elliott297, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Elliott297

    Elliott297 New Egg

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    I have had 2 out of my 12 Isa Brown chicken suddenly get sick then die within in 4-5 days of becoming ill.

    First sign of a problem is when they can't stand up by themselves and seem to fall over. I isolate them but never seem to get better, they don't eat, they don't drink they just sit..... My first chicken seemed to have a impacted crop but they second one didn't. They both had the same symptoms.

    I looked at the possibility that they might of had Marek's Disease. Is there any way that I might be able to get a proper diagnosis?
    As far as I know all my chickens have been immunised .

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Elliott
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Look up information for Coccidiosis. Cocci is very common and can kill very fast,but it is easily controlled with medication.
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    They are less then 12 months old.
     
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    I haven't found any blood in the droppings. Could there be anything else wrong?
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Coccidiosis only causes blood in droppings in 2 out 9 strains. Diarrhea, not eating, sitting puffed up, ruffled feathers, and acting sleepy or lethargic are the symptoms. I would start them on a 5 day course of Corid right away. The treatment won't hurt them. Corid liquid 2 tsp(or 1 tsp powder) per gallon of water is the treatment. After treatment give them vitamins and probiotics in their water for several days.
     

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