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Serious Problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenmadame, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. chickenmadame

    chickenmadame Out Of The Brooder

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    11 Laying hens. Everything fine yesterday, went out this morning and found bloody stool everywhere, and two very pale and lethargic birds. I cleaned and gave Duramycin to everyone. Now two more birds are down. What do I do?!
     
  2. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever wormed your chickens?
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    What age are they? This sounds like Cocci, but it usually affects chickens 17 weeks of age and younger. Has your weather been super hot, wet and humid? Cocci thrives in that.

    I use a product called Corid for this. It's a powder that goes in their drinking water, and TSC sells it. Or I hear that Sulmet will work.
     
  4. chickenmadame

    chickenmadame Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 20 weeks and up. Hot and humid yes.
     
  5. chickenmadame

    chickenmadame Out Of The Brooder

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    do I need to worm? Can I treat them for cocci and worm at the same time?
     
  6. chickenmadame

    chickenmadame Out Of The Brooder

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    ok now more than half have symmptoms. This is happening fast HELP!
     
  7. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does sound like cocci now that I think about it. You need to get them on one of the above medications ASAP!!!
     
  8. chickenmadame

    chickenmadame Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok So far they have all survived. We will see through the night.
     

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