Coccidiosis & Apple Cider Vinegar

I am sometimes asked about coccidiosis in hens and whether apple cider vinegar can help with this. Does anyone know if giving acv helps against coccidiosis, or if there is anything that you can give them, one of my hens has milky runny droppings but is generally healthy, is she ok? Sarah I thought I … Read more

Coccidiosis In Guinea Fowl

What Is Coccidiosis?  Coccidiosis is a common parasitic disease of poultry which affects the digestive tract. Symptoms Ruffled feathers. Unthriftiness. Head drawn back into shoulders. A chilled appearance. Thirsty. Milky white diarrhea which may have blood in it. If not treated can lead to mortality. Die at night. Causes Coccidiosis is caused by a protozoan parasite … Read more

Why Do Chickens Get Coccidiosis

I was recently asked why chickens get coccidiosis, so thanks Danielle for your question. Chickens get coccidiosis when they ingest the oocysts (a capsule with a thick wall protecting the parasite) that are in the droppings of infected birds. As chickens pick food from the ground they can often pick at the droppings in the … Read more

Using Milk To Treat Coccidiosis

I have recently been advised that milk can help treat coccidiosis.  I found a reference that said they used to use milk (cow or goat) to treat coccidiosis (http://www.cornerstone-farm.com/dealing_with_coccidiosis.htm). So I tried it – giving milk to drink and putting it in their food. Within 2 days, our japanese bantam had recovered significantly and has … Read more

Coccidiosis In Chickens

What Is Coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is a common parasitic disease of poultry which affects the digestive tract and is primarily found in chickens and turkeys. Symptoms Ruffled feathers. Unthriftiness. Head drawn back into shoulders. A chilled appearance. Diarrhea which may have blood in it. If not treated can lead to mortality. Causes Coccidiosis is caused by a … Read more