How old can a chicken be to get sick from coccidiosis?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cgjsmith, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We found one of my hens dead today, she had been just kind of sitting around. Now one of my other hens is acting the same way. I thought once they got past 6 months they were immune from coccidiosis but they show all the signs of it. I don't know if its because its wetter then usual or what. Crystal
     
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Theres 9 species of coccidia that effects chickens, If a chicken has never been exposed to and immunity built to each species [Theres no cross immunity between species] The bird is always at risk, reguardless of age
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    cgjsmith- There are so many things that present that way. Is there any way you can have a necropsy done? I feel like a broken record with my necropsy talk (I tell everyone to have them done!) but I think it is very important. Knowing exactly why your bird died will help you prevent it in the future.
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please describe in detail the symptoms of the hen, including droppings..color and consistency.

    are you treating for cocci?
     
  5. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not yet we started terramyacin today, i have to go get some sulmate. I don't know what the poo looked like. unfortunatly they all like this one area of the coop none of the poops looked different though. My polish hen is acting sluggish now.
    as for the narcropsie it cost me $68 last time I had it done. my hubby says at least two have to die from the same symptom before we send one off. Crystal

    Edited to say that we always treat our chickens when we first get them because we have such a high rate of coccidia in our ground. I lost almost a whole batch of chicks last year because of coccida.
     
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