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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nightmare88, Mar 26, 2018.
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Welcome to BYC. Can you please give some details of symptoms you are seeing, age of chicken, and anything else that can be helpful? The picture shows a lot of feather loss. Can you explain more about it?
The age of this particular one is a turken and is 4-5 weeks old about. First symptoms these birds start out with is ruffled feathers and lack of activity.
Now I put in Cornish X with them a week ago the Cornish just started to show symptoms they are 4 weeks old. Within the first 5 days they started to show same issues with ruffled feathers.and lack of activity. They all still eat and drink. Now 3/6 Cornish got sick and 24 hours later 2 more. BUT 1/6 have shown purple abdomen in 24hrs since I checked yesterday on them. I don't know what this is. But it is spreading rapidly
Other symptoms seem loss of weight. Or no weight gain.
Here is what I am dealing with from the beginning... I have 4-6 weeks old chicks. They have been inside up until they started showing illness(I am pregnant and being careful) so they are now outside and have been since 3.5 weeks old with a light. Now back to beginning when they were inside I also had a turkey poult who would go in and sleep with them but this same poult was also free ranging outside. Now fast forward. I started to lose chicks 2 weeks ago. They are ages 4-6 weeks old. First signs started out with lack of activity and ruffled feathers and eyes closed. I let this go on for over 2 weeks. Now I bought corid for them because new symptom is pooping straight blood and a few have dark abdomens. Half are sick while other half show no symptoms yet. I had a guess maybe its cocci but when asking others they said they never heard of cocci causing abdomens turning black/purple even in severe cases. Leading me to come here to ask. The meat birds I added to them a week ago now have same symptoms first started 3/6 meat birds showed symptoms within 48 hours and 8 hours later 2 more started up. Now I have adults who free range and NONE have showed any illness once so ever. The chicks are on Walmart brand medicated feed. I been thinking maybe the turkey tracked it in? Then it got me thinking I have also ducklings and for first week without knowing they were on the same medicated feed and 2 started to get gunk in their eyes and once I switched over to non medicated it cleared right up. I will leave this here and any questions you have I will answer as best I can.
I would treat them all with the Corid. Dosage for a severe outbreak is 1.5 tsp of the powder or 2 tsp of the liquid Corid per gallon of water, mixed fresh as their only water source daily for 7 days. After finishing, give vitamins in their water. Make sure the sick ones are drinking plenty of the water. I would separate the turkeys and ducks from the chickens, and provide them with water to dip their faces into to keep their nostrils and eyes clean. I know little about ducks or turkeys, but they need to be separated during this time. Let us know what happens.
They are on day 2 of Corid powder. I put in 2.5tsp in 2gal of water. Ducklings are and have been separate from them. I will start dipping beak into the water, some of the sick ones still eat an drink somewhat normally.
I get the feeling since it can take up to 4-5 days for corid to start taking effect it may be too late. :'( NEVER have I experienced this type of disease especially after already having year old hens turkeys and ducks which free range and they never got it though all of them were from TSC and other farm shops. These chicks were all incubated hatched from the hens I have.
The correct dosageof Corid powder is 1.5 tsp per gallon, or 3 tsp per 2 gallons. To get extra medicine into the ones especially sick, you can mix some concentrate equal to liquid Corid, which is 1.5 tsp of powder into 2 tsp of water, and give the chick 2 drops twice a day. Good luck.