cocci-HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happyfeet, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. happyfeet

    happyfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a flock of 29 adult chickens. We brought home a rescue goat, who had cocci, in July. she was treated right away, and cured. i was not aware that poultry was suseptable to cocci also. over the past few months some of my chickens have had diareah, which they get on and off from certain table scraps like melons and cucumbers. we got another goat in september. i just noticed the other day that my new goat had cocci looking poop, could be too much grain also, so i lowered thier grain intake, got better, now my first goat has cocci looking poop again. DUHHHH i put two and two together, chickens eat EVERYTHING, including goat poop, and they are carrying the cocci and gave it back to my goats. about one week before the goats started having cocci looking poop, i let them run around in the chicken mansion since they dont like to go outside in the snow. now i think they have it.

    CAN I TREAT MY CHICKENS WITH CORID (AMPROLIUM) AND WHAT IS THE RATIO IN THEIR WATER? CAN WE EAT THE EGGS IF I DO TREAT THEM WITH CORID?
     
  2. happyfeet

    happyfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    EVERYTIME I HAVE AN EMERGENCY, NOBODY EVER REPLYS. HOW DO I PUT MY POST AS AN EMERGENCY????????
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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  4. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure cocci is host specific, meaning your goats and chickens have different cocci strains. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. happyfeet

    happyfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    CAN THE STRAINS MORPH, SO TO SPEAK? LIKE ADJUST PER HOST?
     
  6. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure, I've been lucky enough to never have it in my goats or chickens.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Chickens can be treated with ~ 4ml of Amprol liquid in 1 gallon of water...
    If you do a topic search of "cocci" you will find several threads with valuable information.

    http://fowlfacts.proboards40.com/index.cgi?board=medshhh&action=display&thread=152

    Eating the eggs is not recommended for ~ 10 days after treatment.

    Please describe your bird's poo, what it looks like, is there blood? How are your birds behaving right now?
     
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  8. happyfeet

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    their behavior is normal. their poop is orange/brown and liquidy, only some of them, it is hard to tell with almost thirty chickens. no blood that i can see, just disgustingly squirty/stinky.
     
  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I wouldn't treat them with Amprol, then... sounds like they just have diarhea. If you start seeing blood, or if they start acting lethargic and all puffed up, then I would treat them.
     
  10. happyfeet

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    i am a newbie with chickens. can i worm them, and with what? is there antibiotic treatments they should get yearly, just in case. i have had them for over a year now and i have had one hen die, we found her in the nesting box in the summer. i am assuming she was egg bound, everybody else was fine. any suggestions on chicken matinence?
     

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