In the Brooder
- Dec 5, 2020
hello everyone , i love animals/pets. So 4-5 months ago i decided to start raising chickens. I bought 40 young chicks. 1 quail 2 turkeys and 37 chicks. 2 of them died the 2nd day and i was left with 35. When they reached 2 months age one cockerel died and i was lucky to see how, he pooped blood before he died and the other chicks started eating it. I was shocked so i researched the internet and found about coccidiosis in chickens. The next day 3 to 4 chicks started to look off and not eat so i panicked and went straight to a veterinary pharmacy and bought a medication for it which contains sulfaquinoxaline and amprolium and vitamins. I used it for 6 days straight in the water and it worked like a magic and the next 3 days with other medicine which is more vitamin booster. Many of them turned out to be roosters so i cull few each week . Now im left with less then 20 and 2 turkeys and i love them so much.they are 4to5 month old now. But i have problem their poop looks very weird . Its mostly yellow diarrhea and to my shock one i saw have some blood. I panicked again and treated them with the same cocci medicine thinking they caught it again since i relocated them in the garden newly. But something is wrong . After treatment i still see same poop and some of them stopped eating and look ill. And to my shock all look much thinner their breast bone is so obvious . I dont know whats wrong .... could it be not cocci something else? Did my medicine hurt them ? I researched the internet and found that sulfa drugs have bad side effects. Plz help me my chickens looks very thin now and lost appetite . I will post photos . Thank you.