Lethargic Sizzle pullet

Chicklady92

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Mar 7, 2018
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Hello, I have a 4.5 month old Sizzle bantam Pullet who is acting lethargic. Here is some background...
We live in Maryland so it is Fall time and stays no where above 50° during the day right now and wet. All of my chickens have two large coops to get out of the weather and have access to fresh food and water daily 24/7 .
I recently lost two Pullets a Polish and a Marans and after losing those two I heavily dosed all of my birds with Corid for 5 days 2 tsp per gallon (I put a little extra in the water as it is hard to overdose chickens or Corid) then 5 days 1/2 tsp do basically I went off the Corid chart I found online and was given by a breeder.
The last dose given was a month ago with no more birds lost or sick.

The past few days I have noticed my black Sizzle isn't running around like my other pullets and her 2 Sizzle companions. I have seen her drink and eat (im just not sure how much though) her poop almost looks like caramel (sorry if I just ruined caramel for you). For the past three nights I have had to personally place her inside the coop so she does not get to cold and die. She does not run from people picking her up which is a little off for her. Her eyes are clear and no sneezing or caughing! She cannot be egg bound as she is still too young to lay. She walks around but slowly and sleeps a lot.

Would isolating her and giving her probiotics and electrolytes help her? Or should I re treat everyone with Corid again? Also my coops are cleaned weekly so no mold has been found and old food is dumped or thrown in the fields for the black birds to eat. Oh and all of my chickens free range for a few hours a day but the pullets do not wonder far from the coop/run area.
 

Chicklady92

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This is the chart I went off of for the dosages of Corid.
 

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ChickNanny13

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Can you take a picture of the poop?
Are these new additions?
Was a necropsy done on the two you lost?
What makes you think it was Coccidiosis?

Personally I would separate her, bring her in for closer observation. Check her crop in the evening to see how full it is. In the morning check to see if it's emptied.

Lets see who I can tag for help .... @WVduckchick @sourland @Wyorp Rock Thank you all in advance for any help here.
 

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Other disease entities could be Mycoplasma G. Best to get vet check to see what you are dealing with for future management.
 

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Hello, I have a 4.5 month old Sizzle bantam Pullet who is acting lethargic. Here is some background...
We live in Maryland so it is Fall time and stays no where above 50° during the day right now and wet. All of my chickens have two large coops to get out of the weather and have access to fresh food and water daily 24/7 .
I recently lost two Pullets a Polish and a Marans and after losing those two I heavily dosed all of my birds with Corid for 5 days 2 tsp per gallon (I put a little extra in the water as it is hard to overdose chickens or Corid) then 5 days 1/2 tsp do basically I went off the Corid chart I found online and was given by a breeder.
The last dose given was a month ago with no more birds lost or sick.

The past few days I have noticed my black Sizzle isn't running around like my other pullets and her 2 Sizzle companions. I have seen her drink and eat (im just not sure how much though) her poop almost looks like caramel (sorry if I just ruined caramel for you). For the past three nights I have had to personally place her inside the coop so she does not get to cold and die. She does not run from people picking her up which is a little off for her. Her eyes are clear and no sneezing or caughing! She cannot be egg bound as she is still too young to lay. She walks around but slowly and sleeps a lot.

Would isolating her and giving her probiotics and electrolytes help her? Or should I re treat everyone with Corid again? Also my coops are cleaned weekly so no mold has been found and old food is dumped or thrown in the fields for the black birds to eat. Oh and all of my chickens free range for a few hours a day but the pullets do not wonder far from the coop/run area.
I'm sorry to hear about your losses.

Photos of the poop and your Sizzle may be helpful.

I would not give another round of Corid unless there is a fecal float showing an overload of Coccidia. You gave the outbreak dosage along with a maintenance dose already.

What are you feeding her?
 

Chicklady92

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Mar 7, 2018
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Maryland
Hello everyone and sorry for the late responses as im dealing with a cold in both of my kids .
I have had all three Sizzles for roughly 2 months now and have not added any new chickens. She was a lot more active today as I found her roughly 100ft from the coop and in the horse field following the pony around.

I felt her crop and it has been feeling like she's eating but it's not as full as the other 2 Sizzles.
 

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