Treating Diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lisa-Lu, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Lisa-Lu

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    My sweet red sex link has nasty diarrhea, yellow water is more like it. I gave her probiotics in her water day before yesterday, and wet mash. She wouldnt eat the wet mash yesterday, I did get her to eat some mealworms yesterday. Started electrolytes this morning. She is lethargic and stands with her eyes closed or lays in the coop all day long.

    I saw that white rice is good for them? Is there anything else I can do?

    A little background: they were all wormed a couple months ago and until now her poo has been normal and she is my best eater. my hens are having laying issues and I have changed their food twice in the last 3 months, now I've read that protein increases can cause the diarrhea....that I was trying to fix the laying issues with....
     
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    If you are cutting back on protein, cut back on the mealworms. Mealworms have a lot of protein.

    This could be a sign of coccidiosis. I would start administering Corid right away! IMG_20190613_174008.jpg Also, how old is your chicken and when did she last lay? Changes in their diet can cause diarrhea.
     
  3. Lisa-Lu

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    She is 9 months old, she last laid Thursday, the 13th. The diarrhea started the next day.
     
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    What is the dosage of the Corrid and are there different solutions?
     
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    This is the liquid Corid. You can put a teaspoon in a gallon of water, or administer undilluted orally through a dropper by a couple of drops three times a day. However, @Eggcessive would have a better suggestion. @Eggcessive? Corid dosage, please!
     
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    If this problem is coccidiosis, it must be treated as soon as possible. In the meantime, try giving her a nutrient rich treat like scrambled egg(no salt added). And if you have any fresh oregano handy, that can help booster immune system.
     
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    This Corid can be bought at Tractor Supply if you have one of those stores nearby.
     
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    Corid dosage is 10 ml or 2 tsp of the liquid per gallon of water for 5-7 days. Coccidiosis is usually seen in younger chickens, but sometimes in older birds with immune problems. Does you hen lay eggs? How old is she? Rice doesn’t have a lot of nutrition, but adding it to buttermilk, it can help with diarrhea. Do you have any pictures of her droppings, and do you have a vet who could do a fecal flout on some droppings today? Many hens can suffer from reproductive disorders, and diarrhea may be a side effect.
     
  9. RhodeIslandRed5

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    See, I knew he'd have a better suggestion. He's smart. I'm a dunce. :(:he
     
  10. Lisa-Lu

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    She seems a little better today and the yellow diarrhea has stopped but it's still liquid with just traces of poo in it. I'm fixing her some scrambled eggs right now and I so hope she is on the mend!
     
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