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Coccidiosis

Discussion in 'Poultry Row' started by TikkiTembo, 9/18/19.

  1. TikkiTembo

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    We've lost one hen and are fighting to save another from suspected coccidiosis :( Has anyone here dealt with it before? We're buying Corrid tomorrow to try to help. I'm concerned for our cats/dogs/birbs. We've been washing hands like crazy out here! It's our first sickness outbreak, and it's a bummer..:(
     
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    I am sorry for your loss.
     
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    I'm so sorry Chelsea. Blessings my friend!
     
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    I have not dealt with that myself, but I empathize with how hard it is. Poor birds :(

    The best advice, you need to be obsessive about cleaning up their waste. The infected birds should be strictly quarantined. Protozoa are very difficult to resolve. It is contagious through feces or tissue contact.

    I would consult a farm vet if you are having an outbreak. They will have better advice on how to tackle this. It can spread to other species.
     
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    Do you keep your chickens in an enclosed area? If not, I would do that with high fencing to keep the dog, cat and other critters away from them.
     
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    @Mockinbirdiva they're currently free range, but we plan on changing that! They like to roost on the porch and cover it in poo!
     
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    Hey Chelsea, having a bunch of chickens ourselves I can relate to this.
    Each species of poultry have their own species of coccidiosis that infect them. For example the species of coccidiosis in chickens will not cause disease in turkeys or geese and vice versa.
    Get some Harkers Coxoid, ( TSC farm store has this )and mix it into their water.
    The parasites found in the ground or bird feces attaches itself to the lining in the gut, multiplies and becomes an oocyst feeding in the digestive tract which will make it bleed.
     
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    Thanks @Hawk12237 ! The medicine is in their water now! The sick hen made it through the night in quarantine, she's still got sass, even though she's too weak to stand. I gave her a sausage breakfast sandwich to get her to eat, and thankfully she started drinking once I put the meds in and started splashing the water with my fingers. Now for a heavy duty coop cleaning!!
     
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    Your welcome!!
     
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    So glad she made it!!!!
     
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    I'm glad you will contain them. The sooner the better. If you even step in a little poo and walk in the house you're tracking the coccidiosis into your home, kids crawling on the floor and maybe eventually a cockatoo getting down on the floor. I have an Oreck floor steamer and I love it for clean up on hard surfaces. It won't do for carpet because there's no attachment for gliding over the carpet.
     
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    Looks like the hen isn't going to make it.... Hoping I'm proved wrong in the morning. At least we've treated all of the others to prevent any more losses. :o:
     
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    Awe :( I am so sorry. Poor thing :sad5::sad4:
     
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    Unfortunately once they get it and it goes to far, they don't make it. It can spread throughout your flock like wild fire.
    They can bleed out from intestines. Their poo turns black. Tsc has stuff to treat it with. You can syringe feed the hen with the liquid...even mashed up food along with it.
    I tried myself to save a few chicken we lost 6 one year, a few years back from that.
    Total treatment of flock and good spray down of coop.
     
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