lost 3 chickens in 2 days... lethargic, cant hold head up any ideas???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chevychick, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. chevychick

    chevychick New Egg

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    they have all had the same symtoms. fluffed up, diolated eyes, lethargic, loss of weight. any ideas??? please help....
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    How old are your chickens? From your description it sounds like coccidiosis . It can take a bird down very quickly, and birds are often fluffed up and listless. Sulmet or Corid from your local feed store, whichever you can get ahold of, would help to cure it if you think the symptom's match. Both are given in the water.

    Good luck, please keep us updated! [​IMG]
     
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  3. chevychick

    chevychick New Egg

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    my chickens range from 6 weeks to 3 years old. thank you thats what i thought it was. the first 2 were about a year old and the other 1 was about 8 weeks old. i will try the sulmet today. thank you and i will keep you posted.
     

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