Cocci in older birds?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mondotomhead, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. mondotomhead

    mondotomhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everything I'm reading on past posts about cocci seems to be about chicks. Do only chicks get this?

    I have a 3 year old rooster who is showing signs of cocci such as fluffed up feathers and lethargy. I did check him for mites and didn't see any. Also, his wattles have gone from red to and pinkish-white and his feet are cold. Its been 3 days since I noticed his wattles.

    Anyone have ideas about what might be going on with him? He's my favorite rooster and I'd hate to lose him :(
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Birds of all ages *can* get it, but I don't think that it's common in older ones. Have you wormed him? If so, with what and when?

    -Kathy
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of his poop?

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  4. mondotomhead

    mondotomhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now he's in a coop and yard with 33 of his wives and kids. I hesitate to confine him by himself since he likes to roost next to his favorite wife but I can so as to get a "sample" poop picture.

    And no, I haven't wormed him or any of the others. Do you think worms are causing his cold feet and pick wattles and "fluffy-ness"?
     
  5. mondotomhead

    mondotomhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got home from work I found him in a laying box with a hen. I made up new cocci-water and fed him quite a bit of it. While holding him I noticed how thin he was. I could feel his breastbone. His crop was empty but not surprising because he probably didn't eat yesterday or today.

    Would him having worms make him that thin?
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Yes. I recommend that you worm him and your other hens as well.
     

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