Yellow/green dirrhea problem, so far 100% fatal

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mbtulimaa, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. mbtulimaa

    mbtulimaa New Egg

    May 13, 2009
    I recently lost a White holland turkey tom on The 9th. He was sick for 2 days with bright yellow-green dirrhea, he stopped eating, increased water intake and droopy wings with lethargy. He was hatched on June 1. I sepparated him when I saw that he was sick and tried to treat with Duramyacin, no luck Dead in 48 hrs of onset. 1 week later a White holland hen was showing similar symptons, I did the same with her, and got the same outcome, Dead in 48 hrs. I thought that it was beat and then on Saturday my red star hen, Matilda, 3 yrs old, whom I treated sucessfully last winter for pneumonia, came down with the same symptoms. I separated her and she indeed died in about 36 hrs. All birds recieve electrolytes in their water daily. Today I stripped the stall and nest boxes, scrubbed all waters and feeders and disinfected all areas.
    If anyone has any ideas I would be appreciative. I don't want to loose anyone else.
  2. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2009
    Temperance, MI
    Hi Amy,
    [​IMG] sorry it is under these conditions [​IMG]
    Here is a chicken poop chart that may help you figure out what is going on.

    Have you wormed them? Has any new birds been added to your flock recently?
    Give as much info as you can on the flock. There are many people here with a lot of experience.
  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    I have no experience, But it sounds like Blackhead to me
  4. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    This is EXACTLY what is happening to my flock! I have given them a wormer "Wazine 17" and birds were still keeling over a dying and then I have given them a antibiotic "Sulmet" This seemed to work for a month and everyone was happy and healthy...and then just 2 days ago one of my hens started doing the curled comb, not eating or drinking, and would just stil there and feathers droopy..then yesterday she was under the coop and died!!! I have lost almost half of my flock...what else should I DO??

    My kids love their birds and so do I? What meds do I give them? and can I give a wormer with the Sulmet???

    Please anyone respond! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Sounds like cocci to me. Treat them with Corid, Amprol or Sulmet asap. Make sure this is their only source of water.
  6. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    gonna do a 3 day treatment this time cause it worked last time! Done!
    Thanks Jody....I really want to keep my lavenders! [​IMG]

    It seems though the weak are the ones that die from this.....

    all the chicks and the hens that were just kinda "doing" end up dead and the stronger and bigger birds would get it and get over it. Hmmm....

    well if its treatable its done! How many times a year should I treat for it?

    Thank you so much again!!!!

  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Cocci seems to hit most often during rainy seasons or in muddy conditions or during sudden cool down in temps (stressful conditions). Also clean bedding often with birds that tend to come down with it frequently. Treatment is based on symptoms. Most birds will build immunity to it, but some cannot and need medication to help rid them of the occysts. I tend to play it by eye..if a group is looking droopy, not eating as much as usual or stools look funny, it's time to treat. I also take into consideration the environmental factors. I don't like to overtreat for anything and it's always best to give them a chance to overcome things on their own. But you don't want to lose them either. I hope this helps.

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