Cocci Treatment, Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ScissorChick, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    So heres the story ~

    About a week ago we had a few chicks pop up acting lethargic. We seperated them immediatly, not

    knowing what the problem was. First one died that night, two were noticed & seperated before they

    became very sick And they are doing fairly well. Today we came up with another sick

    baby, ( As always, my favorite.. ) seperated him and gave electrolytes. He's extremely lethargic, bloody poop, not

    eating, and feels like hes lost a bit of weight. I DO believe this is cocci. If anyone has any other ideas on what it

    may be, please let me know. We've only had one experience with cocci, and that was years ago,

    and I forgot how we went about treating, etc. Can somone please give me info on treatment?

    Thankyou so much.
     
  2. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search on here for cocci and treat immediately. Treat the whole flock. Not just the ones showing symptoms. I have not had to deal with it yet so this is the best I can tell you about it. Good luck. You also dont want to wait to treat. I have read here that it can kill in 24 hours. Go to TSC and get Corrid ASAP.
     
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Thankyou, corrid goes in the water? How much?
     
  4. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am so sorry you are dealing with this, I am dealing with it too right now. What I got off of this site was to get Corid from TSC. I purchased the water soluble kind and this is the formula I found on this site: 2 teaspoons Corid per gallon water for the first day. 1 teaspoon Corid per gallon for 4 more days. I also read to add powdered milk to their feed to help their intestines from Corid.

    I hope they get better, good luck.
     
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Thankyou so so much, and I'm very sorry your dealing with this also.. It's a horrible thing.

    I'll definatly do that, Getting corid today asap, and running to get powdered milk also

    Thankyou for the answers!
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  6. 4cats3kids1hubby2many

    4cats3kids1hubby2many Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    Omak
    I think I am dealing with Cocci too....I have 2 chicks that are lethargic...head on ground. I had Cocci in some older birds a year ago and have taken multiple measures against it. Unfortunately, these guys are 6 weeks old, I still have wild birds that can get into their pen, and I just recently let them out to free range for the first time.

    I have powder Corid I am using and I use 1/2 tsp per gallon of water.

    I am sure 1 of my sick babkes will die...just too weak. The other I may have caught in time. Everyone is getting Corid. They are also on medicated chick food...I hope this will not be too much for their little systems. What is the powdered milk for? How does it help?

    Just to double check: Here are my symptoms. Head down, such that beak is resting on ground. Very lethargic. Diarrhea - no blood at this point, very runny.
     

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