help! What does Cocci look like??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countrykidsx7, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. countrykidsx7

    countrykidsx7 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are dying! Start to look wobbly & not moving around much & by morning are dead. Ive lost 6 already with a couple more acting like this. Tiny bit of blood in poop. Is this Cocci?? What do I do???
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    If there is blood in the poop then it is most likely Cocci. I used Sulmet to save my Dolly's life. Mix as directed on the bottle. Can be bought at most feed stores.

    Need to get them on it quick. Once the blood starts they have very little time left.

    Matt
     
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    5 1/2 weeks
     
  5. greyfields

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    Probably cocci. You need to get a coccidiostat for their drinking water ASAP.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It can look almost like ground hamburger in their poop, sometimes mucousy.
     
  7. countrykidsx7

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    definite blood in poop & it does look sort of like ground hamburger. [​IMG] Since 8pm last night, which is the last time they all looked fine, we have lost 1 Houdan & 12 Welsummers [​IMG] Have them on Sulmet. Anything else I can do to give them better chances??
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  9. countrykidsx7

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    thank you! that is very helpful!!

    hmm the poop dosnt look like that picture though.

    Another question, could dehydration cause bloody droppings?? their water had gotten spilled at some point overnight & it was in the mid 70's when they first started getting sick. I wouldnt think it would happen that fast though, especially overnight when it is cooler.
     

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