Is this cocci?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicksandchores, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. chicksandchores

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    When it rains, it pours. It’s been raining here for three days, and my mother hen has lost three of ten babies to wet and very cold conditions (she’s still doing her best). My coop has drainage issues that I haven’t been able to address yet so it’s a mucky wet mess. While I was going outside of the coop to dispose of the two chicks I lost this morning, I spotted an unusual poo and thought i saw some red in it. Unfortunately I was correct. I treated my entire flock with corid seven or eight months ago for a suspected cocci case and everything cleared right up, so I’m afraid that was what it was. I have since more than tripled my fourteen bird flock; I have forty seven now, with only twelve at laying age. I’m afraid that either the wet conditions or the new birds have introduced coccidiosis into the flock again, however I wanted some opinions before I started treating and throwing out between 7-9 eggs a day for two weeks AFTER the initial treatment period :he


    Here’s a picture of the poo:

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  2. Eggcessive

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    First of all, there is no reason to discard eggs with Corid. Second, I would start the maximum dosage of Corid right away. Dosage is 10 ml or 2 tsp of .corid liquid per gallon. Give any sick chicks 2 drops of the undiluted Corid twice a day for a few days, in addition to the treated water. Make sure they drink well or give it to them in a dropper.

    Third, is you need to address the drainage problems, by directing water away from your coop, adding sand, and getting them out on fresh grass. Feet problems can become an issue with constant mud. I hope they start getting better.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

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    I agree with everything @Eggcessive said in post #2 sound won't repeat any of that.

    You mention that you lost some babies because of wet/cold conditions. Mom is trying to do her best - can you temporarily move Mom/babies so they have have better shelter/drier conditions?

    It has been terribly wet and yucky that's for sure. Wet runs can definately make life harder on birds (and us). Diverting water is one of the best things to do, but temporarily adding some straw to your run or if you don't want to scatter it, put a couple of bales out for them to get up on so they aren't standing in mud all the time would be good. Straw that is put down does need to be cleaned up! so keep that in mind.

    Hope you find some solutions soon.
     
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  4. Eggcessive

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    Some people even use old pallets placed on the dirt floor for the chickens to walk on. This past year of El Niño rains have been bad for a lot of us.
     
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    The only corid I have is powder and it was a $25 bag so I’m definitely going to use every last bit of it before getting liquid. I prepared their water at 1/8 tsp in the quart drinker for my mother hen and chicks and 5/8 tsp in the 5qt drinker for the rest of the flock (I’ll likely mix some in my two gallon leaky metal drinker just to make sure everyone gets some as well but I was in a hurry).

    My hen managed to keep the remaining seven alive and I moved them to an xl dog cage with a supplemental heat lamp to help her dry off and some nice dry straw. They’ll remain there until the treatment period is over.

    When I have a chance this week I’m going to completely muck the coop, haul gravel in, install a French drain, and put sand there (maybe mixed with sweet pdz to help smell? Not sure how that would go) for the litter.

    Thank you both so much for your input!
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    Corid powder dosage 1 1/2 tsp of powder to each gallon, or 3/8 of a tsp per quart waterer. That is the maximum treatment dosage. To make an equivalent solution of undiluted Corid to give as a drench, add 1 1/2 tsp of the powder to 10 ml (2tsp of water) and give 2 drops twice daily to the sickest birds.
     
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