Very sick Golden Laced Wyandotte, 5 months old

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by geepers6, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. geepers6

    geepers6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a very sick hen. She has had several stools that looks bloody, gelatinous in nature. She's weak, not eating and very thin.
    I brought her to a local vet who will see chickens. He's not an expert. He gave me metoclopromide and trimeth-sulfa and wished me luck.
    He tested some fecal matter and didn't see worms or anything. She's in very rough shape.
    I'm concerned that she might have coccidiosis and that I should be treating my other 6 hens as well. Is there anyway to find out?
    Very concerned.
     
  2. mightymax

    mightymax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me, I'd treat the whole flock with corrid. It's not going to hurt them if they don't have cocci, but it might save their life if they do !!! Act FAST !!!
     
  3. geepers6

    geepers6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Should I stop the meds the vet gave me for the sickest one?
    She won't drink on her own. Should I squirt some of the corid water in her mouth?
    Thank you so much
     
  4. mightymax

    mightymax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely put some corid directly into her mouth. You can give her a few drops every hour or so. Just be careful not to put them too far back in her throat where it could possibly be inhaled into her lungs. As far as the meds. the Vet gave you, I would just go ahead and continue them as directed just in case. Let me know how she does with getting the corid down.
     
  5. geepers6

    geepers6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will. She hasn't ingested anything all day except the meds I squirted in from the vet. Very hard to be hopeful. Thank you again.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Trimeth sulfa is one of many drugs that can treat coccidiosis. Corid treats all 9 or more of the strains of cocci affecting chickens, so it would be preferable. If you have the liquid Corid use 2 tsp per gallon of water for 5-7 days, and treat all birds.
     
  7. geepers6

    geepers6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Will we have to discard all eggs for a while after they're treated? Does this sound like coccidiosis to you also?
     
  8. dawg53

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    There isnt any withdrawal period with corid. There's a 10 day withdrawal period using trimeth sulfa. Dont use both corid and trimeth sulfa at the same time, use one or the other.
     
  9. Eggcessive

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    Yes it does sound like coccidiosis with the bloody stool and her other symptoms, plus your vet ruling out worms.
     
  10. mightymax

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    How is your girl doing so far? Has she eaten anything yet? Have you tried giving her some scrambled eggs? I always thought that sounded kinda weird...feeding eggs to a chicken, yet mine seem to love them! Anyway, you might give them a try. It won't hurt her to have some and it might actually help her thrive. Let us know how she's doing.
     

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