Need help with sickly flock PLEASE!

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It began around July 10th...I noticed silkie Vanilli wasn't dust bathing with the others but sat outside sorta just laying there this morning. She had a clear gel like runny poo with a little bit of normal within it...but mostly clear liquid. I've heard a couple of them sneezing the past week or 2. The I noticed white liquid poo from a couple (unsure which exactly) earlier this week.
This morning when I go out I noticed my polish rooster Polish sounded very weak and hoarse even. He has been sneezing as well.
I have another silkie Mango and he is just laying around...hard to tell if he has any other symptoms.
Only 1 in my 4 are acting as usual.
They are all eating and drinking and I added this to their water each time.
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Any ideas, suggestions as to what is going on?
Need help regarding what to do.
 

cheepteach

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google said white runny poo can be caused by drinking excess water---they may be reacting to the heat. Do you give them frozen treats in the heat?
 

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google said white runny poo can be caused by drinking excess water---they may be reacting to the heat. Do you give them frozen treats in the heat?
I have...but I've limited all treats the past week since they are all havin these issues.
So all they r getting is their feed DuMor 20% chick starter/Grower and a little scratch.
 

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Have you checked for lice and mites? What about worms? I know it's not always possible to see worms, but have they been wormed lately? What are the conditions where you live besides hot has it been rainy and humid? Those types of weather conditions are prime for excess worm overload.
Can you get to a vet? Or can you have the poo tested?
If it's not respiratory and there are no pests, it could be worms or it could be they got into something toxic. How is the feed? Any mold?
Safe guard is recommended for worms unless its coccidiosis and then corid would be recommended.
Here is a similar thread that might be helpful: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/watery-poop-and-lethargic.1454324/
 

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Have you checked for lice and mites? What about worms? I know it's not always possible to see worms, but have they been wormed lately? What are the conditions where you live besides hot has it been rainy and humid?
I did a couple weeks ago...around their vents and no signs of anything. I did check the coop area as well and no red smears the next morning either.
They are all molting (10 wks old).
I hadn't gotten answer regarding worming...when do you do that and how often? I searched through all the runny poops and no worms though.
High 70s to mid 90s...we have had quite a bit of rain the past week as well...and humidity stays fairly high.
 

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You won't always see worms in poo. I worm twice a yr just due to weather conditions and we have wild birds that hang around.
I use safe guard and mix it in their feed. There is a post here that explains how.
As far as corid, it is for coccidiosis and you add it to their water. I'm not sure you should do both treatments. But, if it were me knowing that a lot of young chicks get coccidiosis, I might start with that treatment.
I would check for pests above their tail as well.
 

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