Please Help- coccidiosis??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chris127, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. chris127

    chris127 New Egg

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    Hi! I have a 1 year old hen that is having problems. She was totally fine and the next day she couldn't walk. It seemed like her leg was hurt but we can't find any injuries. These are her symptoms/behavior...she is eating okay, she's drinking a lot, her poop is almost 100% liquid and it's bright white & deep dark green and it has a god awful smell. She also is barely moving, her wings are droopy, and she really can't walk, she kind of flops. Last night she hopped on one leg a few times. Today she's barely moved, she drank a lot, barely ate and her poop is still messed up. I've done some research and I keep think it might be coccidiosis since I can't see or feel any injuries on her legs. So, I have Corid but it's the 20% Soluble Powder for bovine. I've read a bunch of threads on here but I'm seeing conflicting instructions. Can someone please tell me how much of the 20% powder do I mix into half of a gallon of water?? I would really appreciate it. And if anyone thinks I'm going the wrong direction with the coccidiosis, I would be very grateful for any suggestions. Thanks for reading!! Have a wonderful evening!!
    -Christie
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post photos?

    It could be Cocci, so it won't hurt to treat.
    How does her crop feel?
    You may want to also investigate other causes/illnesses.
    I have provided links to the most common poultry diseases, there is a comparative symptom chart at the end of the first link that you may find helpful.
    Also there is a poop chart, to help you determine what is going on.


    Common Poultry Diseases:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/e...ases_in_backyard_poultry.html?qt=favus&alt=sh

    Poop Chart:
    http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=17568.0

    Corid/Amprol and Cocci info:
    Dosage for Cocci is 1 1/2 teaspoons Corid powder per gallon or 2 teaspoons of 9.6% Corid liquid per gallon
    Give for 5-7 days - make sure this is the ONLY water available during that time period. Mix a fresh batch at least once a day.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coccidiosis-how-to-treat-it
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016

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