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Intestinal Shedding 6 days in a Row? (With Pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by catapus, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. catapus

    catapus Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Hello everyone I am the proud owner of two 6 week old easter eggers and one 4 week old wynadotte chick ( hopefully all females). I bought them all 8 days ago in the evening, I really didn't look at their droppings until the next morning. Every morning I have found droppings like in the picture, not really bloody more like shed intestinal lining. Today is their 5th day of corid treatment because I was worried about cocci at first. The droppings look more normal as the day goes on. I raised 6 red sex links from day old chicks and I have never had this problem before. So is this normal or could it be another problem I'm overlooking? They are all eating and drinking well, they also are very active. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might be worms?
     
  3. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the Corid treatment is working then I'd think it's cocci. I wouldn't think worms would even have a chance to grow at that age, but i's probably worth a rudimentary check at least. It's pretty easy to do a fecal float and look for visible worms by just putting some fresh poo in a jar half full of water and shaking it, then holding it up to a light.

    Even if your vet does not treat birds, the fecal samples they do are the same for basically all animals, and usually only run about $15. That would be the best route IMO.
     
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  4. catapus

    catapus Out Of The Brooder

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    I do have safeguard liquid, I wonder how much I would dose them with? They are so tiny compared to my grown hens. Today is the last day for the corid, should I wait a few days and try the safeguard? I never had any problem with my red sex links until this spring when one by one they developed egg yolk peritonitis every few months. I only have 2 grown hens left and I have become paranoid about all of my chickens health, I hate to lose them it's so sad.
     
  5. catapus

    catapus Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try the fecal float test, the first droppings of the day usually have the intestinal lining in them. As the day goes on the droppings become normal. Today is the fifth day for the corid treatment. Would 5 days be long enough or should I go a few more? I had a HORRIBLE experience with a so called avian vet when my first hen was showing EYP symptoms. 500.00 and a lot of tears later I left the vet with my very ill hen and no answers. I like to try to treat the problem at home if I can.
     
  6. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. catapus

    catapus Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been using the 3/4 teaspoon per gallon of water dosage. Maybe I'll increase the dosage to 1 1/2 teaspoons per gallon for the next few days and see what happens. Thanks for the link it is very helpful.
     

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