6 wk. old broilers with blood in poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mebuff daisy, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. mebuff daisy

    mebuff daisy Chirping

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    Hello All ~

    We have raised laying hens for more then 5 years and have never had any problems with cocci. We decided to give broilers a try so we ordered 20. They were all looking good, but this morning during chores I saw some blood in a couple droppings. Could this be cocci ? The odd thing is that they were vaccinated for cocci and mareks disease @ mm hatchery. They all seem to be fine now(scratching,eating, pooping) but I know that blood definitely is not normal. If anyone could shed some light on this issue, I would be very grateful !

    Many Thanks,
    Ann
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Hi Ann.
    Unfortunately the vaccine doesn't always prevent Cocci.
    You will want to pick up some Corid asap.
     
  3. mebuff daisy

    mebuff daisy Chirping

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    Okay, so they must have cocci. Bummer. Will we still be able to butcher and eat them ? Were to I buy Corid from ? Will my laying hens be ok ?

    Thank you,
    Ann
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Yes and Yes..
    Corid is simple a thiamine blocker....it is not an antibiotic.
    Corid is sold at feed stores and a million places online.
    Cocci can kill very quick...the quicker you get them started on Corid the better.

    Your laying hens have probably already built up an immunity to Cocci.
    But giving them a round of Corid will not hurt them.
    Since your meat birds have it i would go ahead and treat the entire flock.


    Let me know if you need the correct dosing amounts for Corid.
     

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