My silk died that night. I gave her the corid powder in her water and she drank some of it. But after drinking she went to sleep and a few hrs later I checked on her and she was still sleeping so I used a medicine dropper and gave her some and she perked up a little bit and tried drinking out of her bowl. I had to help her because she couldn't hold her head up and almost drowned. But then I walked out of the room I had her in (was only out of there for 2 min tops) and when I went back in she had gotten back into her water and I pulled her out of it and it was too late. She stopped breathing in my arms.
my daughter is so sad. I wonder tho if the cocci is what she had or could there have been something else?
EDIT TO ADD
Sorry for the late update. My sheep finally just finished lambing yesterday and it's been a little hectic with feeding baby (he can't get latched to my ewe)
But I want to add that I am completely stunned by the loss of my silkie. I keep my coop clean and well maintained as well as rearranging their run (for the ones that seem to not like being out in the open) every so often to make sure it's not getting too messy. I have always given them rooster booster electrolyte with lacto bacillus. They get clean fresh feed and water twice sometime 3 times a day. I have read up on prevention of illness and tried to make sure to do everything mentioned. What could be going on with my birds? I haven't noticed any of my other birds showing signs of cocci or any other ailment but I started preventative dose of corid yesterday (silkie died at 3:40 yesterday morning) to be sure.Edited by ohiobirdmom - 3/4/16 at 6:28am