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    This morning I found one of my Cornish X with a terrible prolapse. I dispatched it quickly. Now there's another who is listless and occasionally spasms. What should I do?![​IMG]
     
  2. henny1129

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    Are these pets or meat chickens? And how old? Cornish X's are known to have medical problems.....
     
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    The breast/tail skin is also very bright red
     
  4. aggie2013

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    Meat birds from Atwood's. Maybe 5 weeks old now
     
  5. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Okay, I'm not super knowledgable with Cornish X's, but it's possible that it's having a heart attack. They're common for CC's, but 5 weeks is a little young. I'm not sure if there's anything that can be done for this besides just getting them butchered once they reach market weight. But I could be wrong, so we'll see if anyone else has any ideas as to what is happening.
     
  6. aggie2013

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    I just found another listless one. It doesn't seem like heart attack.

    Please someone?! Tell me what's happening!
     
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    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    I don't really know. Are there any more symptoms?
     
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    Just had a thought...it could be coccidiosis. It won't hurt to put some Corid in their water, so I would do that. Here are the dosages:
    Corid powder pack: 3/4 teaspoon for every 1 gallon of water.

    Corid liquid: 1 teaspoon for evey 1 gallon of water.

    And do this for 3-5 days.

    Here's a post on Corid dosages too that you can refer too:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing
     
  9. aggie2013

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    Based on that article that's what it is. I found two more with symptoms.
     
  10. henny1129

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    Glad that we found out what's happening. :) Sorry it took me so long to figure out what it was. I had a bit of a brain fart. :sick
     
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