still losing one chicken every 10 days

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Runamuckranch1, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. Runamuckranch1

    Runamuckranch1 In the Brooder

    Dec 15, 2014
    I have used sulfamethazine in their water as suggested by my local feed store where I bought some of my chicks that are now 6 months old, they act lethargic for a few days and weak, then they die. They die one chicken at a time about every 10 days. So far its been all my 6 month olds, not my older chickens, but last 2 days one of my older chickens is acting strange, lethargic and not interested very much in food, sort of uncoordinated. Another piece of advice I had from a feed store chicken person was to do another round of antibiotic along with wormer that goes in their food. Does anybody know what would kill one chicken at a time about every 10 days?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I really think it is time for you to get a chicken necropsy done by your state vet to see what is killing them. I would also start Corid which treats more strains of coccidiosis than sulfamethazine (Sulmet.) Here is a link for your state vet to contact:
  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    It sounds much like fowl cholera to me. Birds generaly die within 10 day without treatment. Sulfa resistant strains have been known to cause problems. Penicillin or Enrofloxacin injections. Use a 20 gauge luer lock syringe for pen at .5 to .75cc for a 5 lb hen. Do it for 3-5 days.

    Enfloxil 10% is 1/4 cc for 5lb bird. You can use a 22 gauge needle for that.

    Here's some more info on fowl cholera:
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015

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