My chicks are 3 @ one month (and Big Littles) and 3 @ one week (Itties). All 6 of them are sneezing and the Big Littles have diarrhea. WARNING! Graphic descriptions ahead. Occasionally explosive - very watery and kinda liquid papery looking today.
Each age group has their own brooder but they are in close enough proximity that they shared their cooties. The BLs were fine - until I brought home the Itties on 03Mar. One of the itties sneezed a bit but I thought nothing of it. On 07Mar - a non-sneezing itty got sick (lethargic, diarrhea, lack of appetite) and I isolated her - she had the same poop as the BLs now have. She recovered within two days and seemed fine so I returned her to her Itties. Yesterday I heard a few sneezes and then this morning everyone is sick. Mea culpa.
I went to my local feed store just now to purchase Sulmet - they are out and said they can't get it (or any other sulfa types) or order it. She said no one will have it in store unless they happen to have a 'stockpile'. She suggested I order from Amazxx so I just did. With expedited one-day shipping it will be here on Tuesday. Hope that's soon enough!
Any suggestions on what to do in the meantime? Corid?? The feed store had that but this seems more like a respiratory issue than just cocci, right? Maybe both?
Their brooders are spotless - filled with sand so they are clean and dry. They all have little PVC feeders(so they can't poop in it) filled with medicated chick starter. They have little cup waterers that they peck so that's clean, too. The Itties have issues filling the cup so I peck it for them if it runs low. Everyone is in the garage - it's plenty warm here in Marion Co! Also - the Itties still have their Mama heating pad. The Big Littles stopped using theirs two weeks ago so I took it out to allow them more space. Everyone is still eating/drinking/peeping/dust bathing ands seems fine other than all the sneezing and the Big Littles with their bowel issues....
Hope dolfi has better luck than I did finding the Sulmet!!
Edited by TravelingWillow - 3/13/16 at 9:01am
Originally Posted by dolfi
I'm about to purchase the sulmet,but I didn't understand if I give it with the corid at the same time. I also would like to know how long do I give it to them. Your input would be greatly appreciated.