need help worms or coccidiosis (sp?) hens in bad shape

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joyful-homemaker, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. joyful-homemaker

    joyful-homemaker Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    central ohio
    My hens are in bad shape. They are having diareah sometimes watery sometimes bloody. Their feathers are falling out (all but the spikey stick part of the feather they look like porcupines) Their combs are pale and tipped over and some of thier poo has what looks like little pieces of earthworms in it. The hatchery said it is coccidiosis (sp?) but I think it is some kind of worms. They are on some medication Sulmet in their waterand I have sprinkled powder for mites on them and their roosts and nestboxes. Can I worm them too or will this be too hard on their systems. I am getting almost no eggs anymore and am afraid they are going to die. Could someone please help?
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    How old are your birds? If young then it probably is cocci (there are different types)... If I were you I'd take a, (ample) sample into the vet for a faecal post haste... he can better advise you on combining what meds and how... (you cannot however put both into the waterer)

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: