Cocci? Blood on feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coenobita, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Coenobita

    Coenobita Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    Yesterday I noticed some bloody poop in my chicks' pen (they are about 8 weeks), but everyone seemed to be doing fine, so I put more medicated feed in with them. Just this morning I went out to check them and my polish was looking like he was cold, and his wings drooped. I picked him up and he hardly weighed anything and was very limp. There was blood around his bottom. I'm pretty sure he has cocci. I've been searching the forum, and is corid what I need to use? And do I need to separate him? I'm going to go back down to see if any others have the symptoms also.
     
  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do not hesitate! Cocci kills very quickly. Hurry and get the meds now!
     
  3. Coenobita

    Coenobita Out Of The Brooder

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    Our nearby tsc doesn't have Corid, I'm going to check the other feedstores around. I've heard that selmet works too, if I spelled that right, I might look for that too?
     
  4. Coenobita

    Coenobita Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, here's kind of an update:
    I think there are two sick birds, they are both very very light and I don't think have been eating for a while. I brought them over the food and one doesn't want to eat at all. We're going to be taking them over to a vet who specializes in poultry in about half an hour- hopefully they'll make it til then [​IMG] They ARE moving around, though not much.. mostly they just stand in one spot.
     

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