- May 2, 2019
One of my chickens died recently, and I couldn't figure out why. He had really bad seizures right before death, and it was very sudden, I didn't notice any symptoms beforehand. I have no idea if this is related but my two little silkies are starting to show symptoms of what I think is coccidiosis. My boy, Herb, has bloody diarrhea and he's a little lethargic and puffed up. I had a few chicks die from coccidiosis in the spring so I have corid, and I just dosed their water, half a teaspoon for the quart of water that they have. I also cleaned out their coop and pen and put down fresh shavings. But I'm worried I could be wrong about the coccidiosis, and Herb was my first and favorite chicken so I'm really worried. He's almost two, and coccidiosis usually only affects chicks, right? His companion, Kiwi, is a juvenile and I got her a month or two ago. Since she's younger, could she have developed the parasite and then passed it on to him? He seems much more affected, though I think her poops are a little bloody as well. Am I doing the right thing? Did I catch it early enough? Is that the right dose? Any help or advice would be very appreciated.