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Ray's Chickens
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Ron/PA    Posted 12-10-2004 at 21:06:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ray, Diareaha is normally a sign of a lower intestinal infection. Get a packet of Aureomycin, and if you can't get that, get Neomyecin.
Water soluable works faster, mix it up in the water.
This may well be an indication of coccidiosis, be prepared to administer a coddidiostat if you start to see any lameness, week legs, or droopy birds.
Amprol at twice the rate stated on the label will usually work within 8-12 hours.
Are the birds on good dry bedding? Damp cool weather, as well as damp ground will contribute to this condition.
If you lose any birds, take them to your state lab, and have them check for cocci, oocist as soon as possible.
Good luck
Ron


KellyGa    Posted 12-11-2004 at 06:26:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, is the diarrhea constant, or just sometimes? I find, when my chickens are relaxed and not stressed, their poo is nice and firm, but..if they get stressed, it is torn up tummy time. It doesn't last though.

You may or may not have problems, watch them. Like Ron said, their tales will droop, they won't keep up with the healthy chickens, they will start to sit down more. I use Terramycin, the soluble powder in water for any ailments. Always works for me. Just my 2 cents. :)


Correction    Posted 12-10-2004 at 21:08:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Should have been Coccidiostat, not Coddidiostat.
Sighhhhh A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Ron


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