Hens stoped laying- coccidiosis??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pinkfeather, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of our hens have stoped laying. They're all mature and some are molting, but we're getting 0 eggs from them! Think it could be Cocci? If it is, could I just feed them chick feed with amprolium (sp?) in it?? They show no other signs of any disease. They all seem plump and active. I wormed them not to long ago also.

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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    This time of the year, when they are moulting...and with diminished light...the hens will slow way down, even stop for a while. I seriously doubt its cocci, unless you have seen blood in thier stools?? Let them finish the moulting...then increase thier light to get them laying again. I have 50+ hens right now, and am getting less than a dozen eggs a day. Winter does wierd things to hens! LOL
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I agree!
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I agree!

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  5. shelsob1994

    shelsob1994 New Egg

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    Just curious I know some of my hens are molting but hubby noticed they are having watery stools is this a sign of infection or will they do this when not laying??

    Michelle from Maine
     
  6. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    A chickens stool should be almost solid either brown or green-gray with white spots. The color is feces and the white in it is urine. Too watery could mean they are not getting enough corn and crushed shell. Mix equal parts Whole corn, Whole oats, hen scratch and hen scratch. Hang a small container of crushed shell, granite grit or iron ore in their pens to be availible 24/7. The shell or grit is their teeth. That will help them digest.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What are they eating for treats? Are they drinking alot?

    It is not unusual for hens to have watery ploppy poop. It should tighten up on its own. If not start looking for other syptoms that might indicate an issue.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Not to get really technical about poo, but are you talking clear watery stools or brown watery stools?
    The brown liquid stools are normal. Called cecal or ceacal stools they happen every 8 to 10 movements.
    Here's a chart with pics to show you what's normal and what's not:

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=17568
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2008

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