Emergency!! Plzz Help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LaBaze, May 10, 2011.

  1. LaBaze

    LaBaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had our younger chickens dying daily, they go from acting normal to just standing there not doing anything all puffed up and hunched over to death! We have had about 3-4 two month olds die so far, we currently have two in the hutch away from others but they just keep dropping like flies and getting sick! We have a HUGE flock of (including chicks) 80+ not including turkeys, geese, ducks, and goats. It has only infected the 2 month olds so far but I dont want it to spread!

    If anyone knows what it is and a possible cure please help!!!
     
  2. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be worms. Try mixing some DE in with their food. The powder kind. You can get it at Ace Hardware, and about anywhere else.
     
  3. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    Please answer the questions from the sticky posted at the beginning of this Emergency forum. It makes it easier to figure out what is going on.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  5. LaBaze

    LaBaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They dont have blood in their poop so I dont think its cocci.
     
  6. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    I could be wrong but I think I have read that they can have cocci without having bloody stools. Have you checked for mites and lice? If they are already infested with worms or external parisites then DE won't do anything to help them. Also, if you are using DE as a preventative it needs to be food grade, not the stuff that is used in pool filters.
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    With cocci-a lot of times, by the time you see blood in the feces, the cocci has progressed pretty far, so I wouldn't rule it out at this point.
    Lethargy? Standing around fluffed out? Sounds like cocci to me.
    I would treat the entire flock with Corid.
     
  8. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Good thing that you caught this early on. Sounds exactly like cocci. I just successfully treated one a few week ago. Bloody poop is a later stage, to be more concerned of.
     
  9. Alas

    Alas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is LABAZE's mom. Thank you all for the advice. I have a question. Everyone is saying the bloody stool is a later stage. None of them got bloody stool at all. They died within hours of first acting oddly. I am going to get the Corid first thing in the morning, just in case. If I treat them for cocci when they dont have it, will it be a problem? Also, we have 60 or so chickens along with a few geese and turkeys. Do I have to dose each bird or is the Corid introduced through their regular water supply buckets? This is the first time we've had a problem in the nearly 4 years we've had chickens, so I'm not familiar yet with most illnesses. Thanks again for all the help [​IMG]
     

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