What is this?!?

Hollydolly803

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Jul 13, 2019
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Hi everyone! I have two silkies, one hen and one rooster. They are both 18 weeks old.
I found this outside the coop, and I have no idea what this is. I’ve never seen it before, I’m very worried.
that’s the most updated picture I have of them together.
Thank you for all you’re help.
 

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Hollydolly803

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Jul 13, 2019
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What do the droppings from overnight look like?

Are they both acting normal - active, eating/drinking, etc.?

I don't think I've seen anything quite like that. I'm going to take a guess it could be intestinal shedding or possibly a cecal core (shedding).

Let's see what @Eggcessive and @casportpony think.
They act and eat normal
And overnight the droppings are just normal
Nothing like this
 

Hollydolly803

Chirping
Jul 13, 2019
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Hollydolly803

Chirping
Jul 13, 2019
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NJ
Can you talk to your regular local vet to see if they would test some droppings for coccidiosis today? If there is not a lot of coccidia present, then there would be no need to treat them.
That’s a great idea, I will be contacting them today. Have you ever had to treat this in your chickens? And what did you use ?
 

coach723

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If treatment is necessary the most common medication is amprolium, which you can purchase OTC at tractor supply and feed stores as Corid (livestock section). Sometimes a strain may be resistant and a sulfa antibiotic is used, but Corid usually works. Your vet can tell you for sure if you need to treat.
 
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