Cocci Symptoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Melissa Sakata, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Melissa Sakata

    Melissa Sakata Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi BYC!
    I have a concern about cocci. I had a pullet with a questionable dropping. It looked like blood mixed in. I have studied the dropping charts and it IS possible that it is just a cecal dropping, but my question is, if a chicken has cocci will ALL their droppings be bloody? In the mornings when I clean the coop, all the droppings look normal. Also, none of the chickens are displaying any signs of illness. Should I be worried? I have read that many chickens with cocci can act and look normal and then just drop dead. What should I do?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos?

    Not all strains of Cocci produce bloody poop. Some signs of cocci would be lethargy/weakness, going off feed, diarrhea with mucous or blood, loss of balance and a puffed up/fluffed out appearance.

    In pullets you may see the occasional intestinal shedding as they mature, this can sometimes look like blood, but on closer inspection you should be able to tell shed from blood.

    Chickens can drop dead from all sorts of things. Generally with cocci you would see some symptoms, though in older chickens symptoms may not be as pronounced as you would see in chicks.

    Corid is the treatment used for cocci. It is mild and won't hurt. If you decide to treat here is the dosage.

    Corid dosage for Cocci is 1 1/2 teaspoons Corid powder per gallon or
    2 teaspoons of 9.6% Corid liquid per gallon
    Give for 5-7 days - make sure this is the ONLY water available during that time period. Mix a fresh batch at least once a day.
    After they finish treatment offer some poultry vitamins and probiotics/plain yogurt.

    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/coccidiosis/overview_of_coccidiosis_in_poultry.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coccidiosis-how-to-treat-it
     
  3. Melissa Sakata

    Melissa Sakata Out Of The Brooder

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    I should have taken a photo when it was still fresh, but it is now in a baggy and it all turned brown, so you can't tell anymore. My question is if a pullet has coccidiosis will ALL of their droppings have blood or will they also produce normal droppings? There is no lethargy, feather fluffing, or self segregation. It is with the flock at all times.
     
  4. Melissa Sakata

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    This is a recent dropping.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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  6. Melissa Sakata

    Melissa Sakata Out Of The Brooder

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    I dosed them with the Backyard Chicken Health Pack when I got them 2 weeks ago, and plan to do it again in a week. Does anyone know if this really helps rid chickens of worms, or only makes the chickens intestines and stomach "unhealthy" for worms? I have not been able to find anyone to answer my questions whether or not this works, or if I have to use something a little stronger. None of my pullets are laying yet. I expect them to be in a month or so.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Quick Google search, found quite a bit of info on the Health Pack. I don't see anywhere on their website or data sheet where they claim it to be a dewormer.

    http://www.dbcagproducts.com/backyard-chicken-health-pack/
    http://www.dbcagproducts.com/wp-content/uploads/Zyfend-A-SDS-07292015.pdf
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  8. BYCHP David

    BYCHP David Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good afternoon,

    Just a quick follow up on your question about Zyfend[​IMG] A.

    It is designed to help break down the natural defenses of the worm and the eggs so that they become susceptible to the birds own immune system, stomach acids and harmful bacteria that can harm them.

    Zyfend A was developed with a large organic customer about 4 years ago that had no products that their certifier would approve the use of in their operations. They have been using it since that time with excellent results.

    We are also receiving positive feedback from other backyard poultry raisers who use it 1 week out of every month to help target worms in their backyard flocks successfully.

    Don't hesitate to reach out to me with any additional questions I may be able to answer and most importantly, thank you for using our products! (Visit our website for contact information = www.dbcagproducts.com)

    BYCHP David
     

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