live bug in chicken fecal...what is it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JanetLM, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. JanetLM

    JanetLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed yesterday a couple of my hens are not gaining weight and growing as well as the others. I brought them in the house, started them on corid, gave them a dose of safeguard and did a fecal-one of the hens had coccidia very badly and passed in the night.

    The other hen(12(?) week old jersey gaint) has a few coccidia but I also seen this in the fecal- it was actually moving around it looked very much alive...what is it and how can I kill it?
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    Thanks so much for all the help!
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can't help, but I've subscribed to your thread...I want to learn about this, too!
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Interesting. It almost looks like a tick. Hopefully someone will recognize it. Was the poo freshly passed?
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. JanetLM

    JanetLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I agree and that was my first thought but was surprised to find it in the fecal.

    The poop was freshly passed. The chicken was actually in the house in a box with the hen that passed. They were on a towel asleep and I moved each hen to scoop the poop up.

    The hen doesn't seem to have any of the external signs of lice or mites tho.

    What would you recommend for treatment? Can I do seven dust and Ivermectin together?
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The best treatments are either permethrin or sevin dust, but the coop also needs to be treated after the other birds are treated. Mites will hatch eggs every 4-7 days, so dusting should be repeated at 7 day intervals until they are gone. I would read those two articles because they give a lot of info. It's great that you can do your own fecals to look for worms.

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  7. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    You know...I think @Eggcessive has hit the nail on the head. Yes, you saw it in their poop, but as mites LOVE to be around the vent area it could very well be that they "jumped on the bandwagon" so-to-speak as your bird was pooping...definitely I would say it is mites.
     
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  8. JanetLM

    JanetLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will this work?

    The other I found said it needed a rx...
     
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