what is killing my chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rigo941, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. rigo941

    rigo941 New Egg

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    Hey my name is Rigo and i'm new, today I went to the coop like all day and noticed that 3 of my hens,were dead and one of my last batch of chicks did too., I got 55 chickens left and about 12 chickens .i tried them for ticks, worms, mites and noting they keep dying and i don't know what to do i let them free range and at night and the coop is lock top and bottom and my baby chick's they are dying too no mark's on there buddy's they just keep dying .What should I do? Any idea what disease this could be? Any ideas to cure this? Please help! Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Are they suffering from extreme heat? Coccidiosis would be the first thing that comes to mind with a mixed age flock. Have you seen any standing puffed up with diarrhea, and not eating? Corid or amprollium is the treatment for cocci. What did you use for worm and mite treatment? If it is very hot there they could be dying of dehydration. If so, I would give electrolytes and vitamins in their water, and place extra water bowls out for them in the shade. They like to cool their feet in shallow water pans. Having a necropsy done by your state vet on the next chicken you lose would be a good way to find the cause. Here is a link for that: http://agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/AnimalHealth/statevets.aspx
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have 55 chickens in one coop? I second the cocci treatment...esp for the baby chicks. Hurry and treat them with corrid.
     
  4. rigo941

    rigo941 New Egg

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    Hi yes some of them are puff and they stay on the shey and y have a clinging fan on and two water bottles and I just electodats on the water and I just ivomac for the mates
     
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    rigo941 New Egg

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    What is coccidiosis and I just Google it and yes they are puping like that I don know what is that please help
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If you are in Australia, Coxoid would be the medication to look for or get from a vet: http://poultrykeeper.com/poultry-medication/coxoid-coccidiosis

    Ivomec may help your mites, but it's become resistant to worms. Levamisole or fenbendazole for goats would be better for worming.

    If cocci is the culprit, make sure that you clean out the droppings, have no leaking water, keep feed bowls up to prevent droppings in them, and put down fresh bedding.
     
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    Dragonfly216 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang double post, sorry
     
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    rigo941 New Egg

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    Thank you and will this affect on my big chickens and they eggs because like I say I have about 55 chickensf in a coop 16 feet by 16 feet long and they lay about 17 eggs a day is that good or bad
     
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    Dragonfly216 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coccidiosis-how-to-treat-it

    If this looks like what is going on, I would recommend you using the severe outbreak dose below. Make sure and give them the vitamins AFTER treatment since it will reverse the medicine if given during treatment. The older chickens shouldn't get it though, it's more for younger birds. How old were your older ones?


    the preventative dose (.006%) for Corid Powder is 1/3 tsp per gallon. ThePD(.006%) for Corid liquid is 1/2 tsp per gallon.

    The moderate outbreak dose (.012%) for Corid Powder is 3/4 tsp per gallon.
    Thee MO(.012%) for Corid liquid is 1 tsp per gallon.

    The severe outbreak dose (.024%) for Corid Powder is1.5 tsp per gallon. The severe outbreakdose (.024%) for Corid liquid is 2 tsp per gallon.

    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/animaldrugsatfda/details.cfm?dn=013-149

    For the treatment: Administer at the 0.012 percent level in drinking water as soon as coccidiosis is diagnosed and continue for 3 to 5 days (in severe outbreaks, give amprolium at the 0.024 percent level); continue with 0.006 percent amprolium-medicated water for an additional 1 to 2 weeks.
    Treat with vitamin B after treatment
     

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