- Sep 29, 2014
Hi. I'm new. I have chickens 6-7 mo. old most have started laying but last week they I found one dead. Now the others are sick and one more has succumbed. I'm heart sick. I've done lots of reading, all their symptoms look like coccidiosis. bloody, light colored poo, weak, lack of appetite,thirst, pale combs, ect, etc. OF course it was Friday but I did get Corid and started that in their water then, added garlic and ACV, cleaned and cleaned. Added DE to the ground, anything I can think of. This morning one looks like she may not make it but the others seem to be improving. They are talking again, eating greens I give them. Egg production is almost gone. What should I do???? I don't know if I need to call the vet, don't want to spend a ton of money to tell me what I've done and lose more money. What does an analysis cost of the poo? Should I have a dead hen checked? Are the eggs safe to eat? Will my cats get this or even us? They were so healthy and happy. I gave them a big batch of peaches that were too soft to process and I'm wondering if it came in on them, can fruit flies be carriers and make them sick? Thank you for responding.