Hen treated with Corid still having diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gracie02, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. gracie02

    gracie02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I isolated her when I noticed the diarrhea and she is in a heated space, and she was on Corid in her water for 6 days but no improvement in the diarrhea. At first she was super thirsty, but now she seems to be drinking a bit more than normal but less than she was. I added ACV after ending the Corid yesterday. She has a good appetite and is still laying about every other day. The poop is dark greenish and watery/runny but no blood. Yesterday one of the poops had some stones from her gizzard in it, which I have no idea if that's normal or not? There is no white part to the poop either. Other than that, she seems fine, is feisty, eyes bright, clucks when I go in the room, and of the 20+ birds in the flock, she seems to be the only sick one. The flock was treated with Ivermectin for worms about 5 weeks ago because we had lost two birds for no apparent reason and haven't lost any since. I don't see any evidence of worms in her poop. She has been on layer mash, water, plain yogurt with probiotics a couple of times, a little banana, and cooked plain oatmeal, and some greens. I don't know what to try next and I can't spend money on a vet right now. I read somewhere give Epsom salts (1/2 teas.) to treat diarrhea but that seems like it would make it worse.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Adult hens with enough cocci to be sick don't want to eat or drink and usually stay huddled up as if they were cold. Too much lactose will give them diarrhea as birds are lactose intolerant. Usually they seem to tolerate small amounts of yogurt, and the probiotics in it are good, of course.

    Probably the next thing I would try is to give her only chicken feed, and perhaps some other seed such as BOSS or wild bird feed.

    There are a number of possibilities for causes. Scroll down for symptom charts:

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. gracie02

    gracie02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll check out the link. What is BOSS?
     
  4. gibsterl

    gibsterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BOSS is Black oil sunflower seed.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You might try worming her with Safeguard.
     
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  6. gracie02

    gracie02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Her poop was looking more normal this afternoon, so that's positive.
     

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