1. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bird who is a LF Cochin cockerel who is lethargic what would i do? He's an important part of my breeding program right now so it would suck if he died.
     
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    Anyone?
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How old is he? What do his droppings look like? Is he eating or drinking? He looks weak and puffed up which can be a sign of coccidiosis or dehydration. Get some electrolytes in his water, and make sure that he is taking some with a dropper or spoon held to his beak. Coccidiosis causes diarrhea with mucus or blood, lethargy, puffing up, refusal to eat, and ruffled feathers. Corid from a feed store can treat cocci. Dosage is 1 1/2 teaspoonful of the powder per gallon of water for 5 days, but they need to drink enough. Let us know how he is doing a little later.
     
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    He is about 8 months
    He hasn't really pooped much
    If I get corid should I give it to every chicken
     
  6. I Love Layers

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    The cockerel is doing so much better this morning. Someone gave me an electrolyte recipe as I didnt have any yesterday.
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    Can you figure out if he just had not been drinking enough fluids, or maybe was kept away from feeder/waterers by the other birds? I am so glad he is doing better. Some birds can be meek and easily kept from water, or water can freeze in winter, making it difficult to get enough. I use a heated dog bowl for water in my coop in winter. You can also use a rubber feed bowl, break the ice, and add fresh water twice a day. If you feel he may need Corid for coccidiosis, it is safe and wise to treat all birds at the same time.
     
  8. I Love Layers

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    He was in a separate breeding pen and was drinking a lot. Because he's a 70 dollar bird I brought him into our old house. I have put Corid in every breeding pen waterer and in the layers water
     
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    Hopefully he will make a good recovery. It helps to give some plain yogurt or probiotics during and after Corid, and some vitamins in the water after the Corid.
     
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    I gave him some electrolytes as we don't have yogurt or probiotics. He was doing better this evening
     

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