Help cocci!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bryan8, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    New york
    I think one of my 3 meat birds has cocci!! I noticed a bloody stool today.

    Help what can I use to treat it and will they still be safe to butcher at the end of nov??

    Help help
  2. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    search for the topic on the site, there are lots and lots of threads about it.
  3. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    NW Florida
    Corid (amprolium) is a good treatment for it, and there is no withdrawal time listed for it in the literature for slaughtering. Even if there was it's usually 2 weeks so if you treat this week you would be OK by the end of November, anyway.

    If you can't find Corid, you can use Sulmet. Sulmet DOES have a withdrawal time for slaughter, which I THINK is 14 days, but don't take my word on that, check the bottle.

    If one bird has it, the rest might have it, too - you should treat your entire flock. Corid is "safer" if you have egg-laying going on, as you should still be able to eat the eggs. If you are just raising meat birds and want to slaughter at the end of November, then either Corid or Sulmet should work. Hope that makes sense. Good luck!
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I would use Corrid and treat all 3 if it was me...

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by