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Coccidiosis in Chickens

Coccidiosis is caused by an intestinal parasite, Eimeria. Its the cause of most deaths in chickens between hatching and 14 weeks of age. Chickens beyond the Point of Lay age (18-24 weeks) will have built up an immunity to coccidiosis.

Symptoms of Coccidiosis are as follows:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight Loss
  • Bloody Droppings
  • Hunched Posture
  • Ruffles theathers
  • Huddled

If left untreated can be fatal

Prevention, management and Treatment:

  • Keeping bedding as clean and dry as possible (Changing once every week)
  • Feeding a medicated chickstarter feed
  • Treat with Coccivet medicine