another suspected cocci - slightly different questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cookiechicks, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. cookiechicks

    cookiechicks New Egg

    Jul 25, 2011
    I have a cochin, about four months old that is having bloody stools. she is slightly more listless than normal, is picking at her food, and drinking water.
    She was an only chick as she was too small to go in with the big girls alone, and she came with what turned out to be a roo. Had to give him back, so bought another young chick on 7/1 and have been keeping them together, and away from the big girls.
    I just read a couple other posts with similar symptoms and I'm wondering if I should treat this as cocci, and where would I get corid? How quickly does this tend to be fatal? I'm thinking it's too late for the feed stores, so tractor supply is my only option for tonite, or do I have to get it from a vet?? And if I get it, should I give it to the other chick too? What about the big girls? As I said these 2 are separate, but they go out in a crate in the yard - obviously the other girls can't get in the crate, but they cruise around it...
    Thanks for any and all help/advice! I love this site and have been checking it out since before I got my first group of girls last spring. I wish there was something like this for horses too, as I am now a new horse owner too!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    I would get some treatment going as soon as you can. Some can die very quickly, although I have had cocci babies that survived thru it all. You can use Amprol, Corid or Sulmet. The Amprol will work on the cocci the fastest. Check out this thread about treating cocci. It may help you out with your girl.

    Try your local feed store. If you can not get any of these at your feed store, you can order it online. Have it shipped over night if you can.

    Good luck with your chickens and welcome to this site! [​IMG]

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