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cocci --please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickie63, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. chickie63

    chickie63 In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2010
    Okay this is crazy. I live in the midwest and no one here (vets) know or even care about chickens enough to guide me to a medicine I can give my chickens for cocci. Seems most only do cows horses and cats dogs etc. There is blood in the droppings of my new batch of very young hens I just got. 12 of them. They are just starting to lay and look and act very healthy NOW> I do know though thr my online info they must have cocci due to blood so I want to treat them with something that will not mean a wirthdrawal period of eating their eggs IF POSSIBLE> I can get Sulmet but would prefer Amporlium product right? Any advice on what all of you do? This must happen often so what you do do?. I have 18 older layers in another coop who are and always have been disease free so this is new to me--but such a great looking group I want to cure them of this FAsT> Finding the right products online are not helpful if I can't get it at Farm and fleet . thanks for any help you can give me. Time is very improtant I understand!!
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Most use Corid, an amprolium product, then Sulmet about 3 weeks later if it does not clear up. That's all there is, as far as I know.

    Truth is, I eat my eggs no matter what I give the chickens. Of course I'm not allergic to any of it. And I don't sell eggs so I'm not violating the recommendations for anyone else, just me.

    Here is an excellent source of info for this or most any disease they might get:


    I don't have a link for the poop chart, but some blood-looking poop can be normal. I think there are poo pics somewhere in the above link.

    It's a shame you can't fine a vet who will test the stool for cocci; they do exist.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Is it actual liquid blood in the poo or is it just a trace of blood with the rest of the poo appearing normal?

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