- Jan 2, 2020
Thank you so much @azygous , we've been watching for blood, but haven't found any. I have the Corid ready to go, but figured I should finish the Safe-Guard wormer first. They got the last dose tonight. The droppings are firming up for the most part. Seems only 1 or 2 have really loose droppings. How quickly after being exposed to coccidia would they show symptoms? The reason I ask is because it seems coincidental that we began this downward spiral after those sparrows found their way into the coop. Could it be them? The enclosed run is covered with 1" aviary netting, but they made 2 holes in it. They are fixed and the sparrows can't get in now. What do you think?One capsule daily for seven to ten days.
There is a type of coccidiosis that occurs in the cecum instead of the intestines. There's sometimes a discharge of material similar to lash material associated with reproductive disease. It's been discussed on this site, but I have zero experience with it myself, nor do I have any knowledge of it beyond what others on this site have mentioned. I suppose it's possible that worming dislodged some of this material from the cecum, but that might mean your chickens have been exposed to coccidia.
It's often recommended that in ruling out causes of illness, worming and coccidia treatment be undertaken, so as long as you wormed the chickens, it might be a good idea to also put them through a round of Corid. Then do both a second time in a week to ten days.
Often, with coccidiosis, there is blood in the stools. You might be on the watch for that.
Is there a test that can be done on the mass/lash egg...