Sick hen- Respiratory illness???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BaileyMChicks, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    FWIW, it's okay to give Safeguard (fenbendazole) and Corid at the same time. :D Neither drug lists the other as a drug interaction, and I have treated quite a few with both at the same time, and usually it's both for five consecutive days.

    -Kathy
     
  2. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Wazine, and my mom is going to pick up the Corrid today. It says on the Wazine to take away the water for the night then put the medicated water in in the morning. I couldn't do that last night because I had school and couldn't get up that early. So I will most likely do it tonight, or rather, tomorrow morning. And I can put them both in the water at the same time, right? That's what you were getting at right Kathy? So far the only bird looking relatively sick is my other California white, Scarlet. She has the heavy-ish breathing and the puffed up feathers, and the all-around 'sick' look to her, but she doesn't have the drooling/puking or the diarrhea, that I know of. some of my other birds' poop is looking rather ..,.weird. I'm guessing it's because they have coccidiosis.... I really hope I get rid o rit in time, so no other of my birds die.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I would not mix the two medications in the water. The wormer I use is Safeguard, not Wazine. Can you have you mom pick up a bottle of Safeguard for goats?

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  4. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my dad look but I don't think he could find it...If I can't get it should I just treat for Cocci first then treat for worms after?
     
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  6. casportpony

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    And here:
     
  7. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have the Corid stuff. I'm not sure how much to put in for my birds. I have 38 chickens, and the waterer holds 3 gallons I think, but id have to check. How much Corid per gallon? I also only have wazine. We checked twice for Safeguard goat wormer but they didnt have any. So I think I'll just worm them afterwards. Do I have to wait a while after they're done being treated for Cocci before I can work them, or can I do it the day after the five days are up? And how long should I wait to collect eggs that I can eat? Like, how long should I throw out any eggs I get?
     
  8. Eggcessive

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    Corid dosage is 2 tsp of the liquid Corid, or 1.5 tsp of the powder Corid per gallon of water, mixed daily for 5 days. Then give everyone some poultry vitamins in the water, and some probiotics or a little plain yogurt for several days. That helps to improve the gut bacteria and replace lost vitamins. After that it would be okay to worm them. Valbazen is a very good one.
     
  9. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I just finished with the corid yesterday. Last night I gave them water with probiotics and electrolytes in it. I'm probably going to do that tonight as well. Would it be ok to start worming them Saturday night?

    Oh, and also, on Wednesday night when I was refilling their water I accidentally only used 2 teaspoons of corid with 2 gallons of water instead of 4 teaspoons. Will that affect the overall outcome of the treatment(i.e. not as effective?)?

    The wormer I got is Wazine. How much should I use for 2 gallons of water? And for how long? Scarlet, the other sick California white, still looks sick, and is getting worse. She has diarrhea now. And I don't know what to do...I saw her drink the water when it had corid in it, and she's still eating, just not very much. I hope she holds out until I worm them. I'm hoping she just has worms and she'll get better........I'll post a picture of her tonight if anyone wants. She looks kind of bad right now(not just because she's sick) because she got pooped on and I don't want to wash it off in this cold of weather. I would do it in the house and wait until she is fully dried except the house is much warmer than outside, and it would be hard for her to adjust. And it's not that they don't have enough roosting space. There's plenty. It's just that all the hens want to crowd up by the main rooster, and he sits on a roost above the roof of some of the nesting boxes, and the roof is flat so whatever hens want to sit up there when there isn't enough room on the roost sit on the top of the nest boxes, and get pooped on sometimes.
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    If you only mixed the Corid wrong one time, I doubt it will have any effect. I think you are fine there.

    As for the Wazine, get it going ASAP. 1 ounce in a gallon of water. Let them drink this for 2 or 3 days. Change it daily as well. Then get them on probiotics to help build up the immune system.

    Keep the sickest birds as warm as possible. And keep us posted!!
     

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