im in the middle of a crisis... i've had 5 chicks die in 25 hours. thought it was the bedding (used new brand) so i took out the bedding and put down paper towels...and to my horror saw a lot of blood. of course the first thing i did at 1 am is kick my bf off the computer and read a lot on here...but at 1 am, there wasn't anything i could do. i'm pretty sure it's cocci....and my friend had sulmet, so i ran to her house this morning and got it. i made all the lathargic ones drink..but for them i think it's too late. i have 3 that are pooping blood really bad, and one with only a little blood in it, but can't figure out which of the 20 left are the ones pooping blood. best i can figure it a) came out of the bedding... is that posible do you think?, b) came from my friends house cause she hatched some chicks out for me and i went and got them after she threw them in her brooder...((unlikely though as her chicks dont have bloody poops)c) when i picked up some chicks from the swap, they were carriers (had to put them together to get them home) or when we made the brooder, we missed some areas while disinfecting (but some of the chicks that just started dying are almost 3 weeks old....wouldn't they have died already?) do you have any experience with cocci? what do i do with my hatches in lockdown now? just make a temp brooder? can they still be in the same room? everyone eats medicated feed, so i'm wondering how i got it anyway. do i put the new ones on sulmet immediately, or wait to see if they show symptoms (the ones that are due to hatch any day)? do i bother bleaching the sick brooders now, or wait til everyone stops treatment? i've read everything i could in the last hour, and will continue reading, but those answers i'm not finding anywhere.