Possible Chick with Coccidia

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarredBuff, May 31, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick is drooping pretty bad. I have not seen any bloody droppings but I have seen some caramel colored diarhea. Its feather are ruffled compared to everyone else. Do you think she has coccidiosis?
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About the poo...are you sure what you're seeing isn't just normal cecal poop? If it's not every dropping but only some of them, that's probably what it is. There's a wide range of normal for droppings:

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0

    The other behavior you describe, the drooping and sitting puffed up, is worrisome. What's your brooder set up like? Have you noticed the chick eating and drinking?
     
  3. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I would treat all the chicks with Corrid right away. I use 1 tsp. per quart of water or 1 TBSP. per gallon. They can still have cocci w/out the bloody poop.
     

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