Thank you for chipping in, i really appreciate this!
I am offically calling out for help. I have lost 11/24 and im getting really upset. I worried after bedding, bulbs, heat, feed.... *sigh*
im at a loss. I will pick up that nuteidrench Today. And Sulfadimethoxine... Im working the problem.
Two of my three chick pens affected. We lost 2/3 and 9/21 from the shed. Those two places are very different in temps, same bedding which is also used for adults. There doesnt seem to be any diahrea, no nasal discharge, or pox spots. I know that pox lives here though, my adults got it over the summer. I hatched all these lil ones, no vacs, and theyre nearly two months old! The bresse are even weaned totally off light! The dead are very skinny, with food and water in their crops. They become super lethargic before dying, and thats why i orig thought it was trampling to kill them. The legrathy starts about 36-48 hrs before becoming lethal. Ive been searching all day and i cant figure it up alone i need yall. Thanks in advance, i know you'll b here for me.[/quote]
That does sounds like cocci with them wasting away like that, except I would expect their crops to be empty. But the sulfadimethoxine does treat quite a few things. That certainly sounds like they have something that it's going to need treatment to stop the deaths. The sulfadimethoxine is easy to use. 1/2 to 1 tsp off the powder to a gallon of water. I used 1tsp and it worked quite well. It should only be used in the young chickens. I believe it's 12 weeks and younger. If you can't find that medication you can use sulmet. From everything I read it's a little harder on their system so that's why I chose to go with the sulfadimethoxine. And I don't know the dosages for the Sulmet.