One dead one sick. Coccidiosis?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Anethema, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Anethema

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    848E961C-9CCA-4DC7-BF48-EA95A8909C88.jpeg We recently had a chicken die on us. It is one of our buff Orphington chickens.

    We recently got 13 barred rock chickens. We were informed today that one of the goldens died. When we got home we noticed another one was very sick. We are thinking it might be coccidiosis.

    Anyone have any idea or able to help?


    What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)

    Buff Orpington born May 26(?) seems a touch lighter


    2) What is the behavior, exactly.

    Very lethargic, eyes closed head down. Now lying down.

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?

    Since I came home at 4 (likely since this afternoon)


    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?

    No (1 dead though)

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    No

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.

    Likely the 6 week old Barred Rocks. Took them in a few weeks ago. In quarantine until a week ago or so.

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.

    Nothing I've seen so far

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    Runny

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?

    Corid in water, started now but she's not drinking in her own

    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment?
    For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?

    Farm treatment, likely crop-feed meds/water

    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use

    shared Coop, hay bedding cleaned weekly


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Do you have the liquid or powder Corid?
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    I would five 2 drops of undiluted liquid Corid or make liquid Corid out of the powder. Mix 1 1/2 tsp of powder Corid in 2 tsp or 10ml of water. Give 2 drops now, and then 2-3 times a day. Try to get her to drink the regularly mixed Corid water throughout the day. I hope this helps and she starts getting better. Make sure your bedding is dry and clean, and raise waterers so that none gets soiled by droppings.
     
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  4. Anethema

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    Powder corid. We mixed 1 teaspoon in a gallon of water and fed it to them.

     
  5. Anethema

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    I will try this! Thanks !
     
  6. KikisGirls

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    That is not enough.
    Do this now: mix 1/2 teaspoon powder with 2 teaspoons water and give 0.34 ml per pound straight to the beak.
    AND
    Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons with a gallon of water.
    Mix a new batch daily for 7 days.
     
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  7. KikisGirls

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    I think @Eggcessive miss typed.

    Mix 1/2 TEASPOON with 2 teaspoons of water..for the "drench"
    Not 1 1/2 taps.
     
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  8. Eggcessive

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    Okay, then I would increase your Corid powder to 2 tsp per gallon of water for the strongest concentration for an outbreak of coccidiosis. For those using the liquid Corid, use 1.5 tsp per gallon. Here are some good articles on coccidioais if you would like to read them:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/poultry/coccidiosis/overview-of-coccidiosis-in-poultry
     
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  9. KikisGirls

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    What is tap?
    Is this correct?
     
  10. Eggcessive

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    I use the mixture to make the equivalent of liquid Corid concentrate, so 1.5 tsp of the powder to 10 ml or 2 tsp of water. It really doesn't matter, as long as you are giving a concentrated form 2 drops 2-3 times a day to kind of boost the treatment in a very sick bird.

    Tap is tsp--just a typo. I corrected my original post.
     
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