Cocci Help needed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickabator, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
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    I have some cornish X rocks that are 1 and 2 weeks old they are dropping over dead and we have found that every one of them are pooping blood I know that this is a sign of cocci what can I treat them with to keep them from dying? I have already lost 5 and the rest are sick bad and there are 2 more in the process of dying right now I need some help

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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    You need to get some corid (brand name) or amprolium for their water right away.

    Also get them on medicated chick starter.
     
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  3. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    they have been on medicated chick starter from the beginning every since I got them. they are dropping like hot cakes on me. I would say the other 2 are dead already
     
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I think Sulmet can be used for cocci. Also, I dk if this would be helpful for sure, but a LITTLE ground plain clay kitty litter may help with the diarrhea, and some baby food spinach may help a little, too because spinach is high in vitamin k which helps stop bleeding and iron which helps anemia. These would be purely supplemental-- they would not halt the root cause of the problem.
     
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  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get some milk in them, this will help untill there on a coccidiostat, Preferably different than what you are feeding..
     
  6. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    I found out that the hatchery I bought the first 5 from two weeks ago spray their chicks with the vacine for the cocci. then when I gave them the chick starter with the medication it gave them the cocci instead of protecting them from it and I mixed the two seperate batches together and it spread to all of them. so I guess they all are going to die on me. I have done lost 3 more today that is a total of 6 so far.
     
  7. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what happened was the coccidiostat in the feed killed the cocci in the chicks before immunity was built..get some Sulmet, it works fast
     
  8. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    I gave them sulmet a little bit ago I don't know if any will make it or not. If any of them do will we still be able to eat them when they get bigger and if they don't make it what can I use on their pen to clean it so no other chicks or chickens will get this stuff?
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * good question. Cocci is a protozoa, if I remember correctly. Would steam cleaning do the trick??? IdK!
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    The ones that survive will be fine to eat. They may not grow as well as you'd hope depending on how much damage [scarring] was done to the gut.
    Yes, Coccidia are protozoa. They exist in the environment and there's nothing you can do to prevent future exposure. The sensible thing for any one who raises chickens to do is keep a coccidiostat on hand when you have growing birds. Coccidiosis is easy to diagnose And if caught early easy to cure with no ill effect.
    I have found that medicated feeds alone are not adequate to guarantee against infection. I remain sceptical about the vaccine because of stories like this.
     

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