Cuckoo Maran Pullet (3 months old) watery diarreah***HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Penske, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    I noticed yesterday that one of my Cuckoo Maran pullets (12 weeks old) has watery diarreah. It looks like it might have a little mucous (?) in it and on one end of the puddle is light mint green. I read that it might just be a way of cooling the bird in hot/humid weather. (it's in the 70's and very humid-sticky)

    They are kept in clean conditions, have a big run and lots of space in and out.

    If it's cocci, should I put meds in the water for them all??

    ALSO, the marans have a pale comb. When will they turn red??

    The birds are happy and eat and drink.

    Any help??

    Oh, I feed them Poulin Grain Grower pellets, scratch, weeds, and veggies, and every other day yogurt mixed in some grain as a treat.

    Lisa
     
  2. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are changing brands of food It may upset they're tummies. Mine grew out of it though.
     
  3. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not changed the food until this afternoon. I called Meyer Hatchery and we tried to figure it out over the phone.

    I had 10# of Manna Pro medicated chick starter and Avia Charge, so I switched the food over to help prevent a further "problem" with the other pullets and added the Avia Charge to the water.

    I ordered some Sul....(can't remember the name) in liquid form which I should have by Wed/Thurs.

    The pullet in question also has ruffled head and neck feathers, but otherwise behaves normally.

    We were thinking that it might be cocci.

    Does anyone have experience with a similar situation??

    Lisa
     
  4. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She behaves normally. She's active.

    Did I overreact thinking it was cocci???

    Should I do the meds when they come tomorrow???

    They are all eating the medicated chick starter yesterday and today.

    HELP?
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    the only way to know for sure is to have a faecal... that can distinguish between cocci and worms.

    Stop the scratch .
     
  6. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 10 1/2 week-old Cochin pullet did the same thing yesterday, but completely clear. I observed her and she seems absolutely normal, this morning too. Hot here too. 90s with high humidity, but 80s in the run where I have a commercial fan blowing. I don't see any panting when the fan is blowing. I was/am alarmed by the clear poo, but decided not to panic when I saw that she actually seemed great in every other way. My chicks have always been on medicated starter and plain yogurt. I give the occasional handful of weeds and grass that I've pulled from the flower bed (organic, of course). So anyway, I'm right here with you! Good luck![​IMG]
     
  7. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DL

    Will I hurt them by giving the meds??

    The reason is that we are heading off-island for a week and I don't want them to get sick while I am away. Can't get a fecal at this point.

    Why not the scratch? It's a great mix of lots of seeds--not just corn.

    Thanks all for your help!
    Lisa
     
  8. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about the meds. Have you checked her today? My cochin's poo is absolutely normal today. I know Diana's probably not on until really late tonight, and she is the authority.
     
  9. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She seems fine and I saw no diarreah on the dropping board this morning. This is the trouble with being new...you just don't know...

    I'll go snoop around the run some more to see if I can find anything...I got a bunch of play sand to add to the run, too. It'll be easier to see.

    I probably over reacted. I just want to know if I should do the meds or not before I go...

    Why does everything happen right when you are about to leave on vacation??? Now one of my cats has a bit of a swollen ear--out of the blue. A house cat. I called the vet and they said
    "call Saturday if it's worse...then you can come in as and Emergency at $150!!!! We can't see you today or tomorrow--it'
    s not urgent." I'm not happy about that...but THAT'S another story. I've never had bad service like that before...

    Frustrated,

    Lisa
     
  10. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE:

    I went out and spent about 2 hours in the run.

    The Cuckoo Maran now has loose poo that is carmel colored, so it is thickening up a bit.

    The water has Avia Charge 2000 in it and they still are eating (and loving!) the medicated Manna Pro chick starter.

    I only put out a little scratch this am before I read DL's post (and it's not just corn--it has lots of seeds in it) This after noon I gave them a small handful of hulled sunflower seeds. That's it.

    SO>>>>I have the Sulmet for the water. What should I do???All other poo I saw is perfect.

    I hope DL reads again and replies...

    Bionic chicken..hows your cochin doing?

    Lisa
     

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