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How to Be Sure Cocci Has Left My Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PepsNick, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I lost 2 to cocci over the summer in this old coop. I have repeatedly washed it with soap, water, new bedding per week, and a hose down often since the chickens moved out. Now there are no chickens living in it. But I will be adding two more hens to it later this month, and want to make sure there isn't cocci anymore. Yes, I know, all chickens carry some cocci in them, but I'm talking about the disease amount.

    Also, is there a cocci vaccination?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It hasn't--cocci stays in the soil for ages and is present most if not all places. There is a cocci vac, but I think it's only for chicks...not really sure though. I think your best bet is to have some Corid on hand so if you see signs of a cocci outbreak you can start treatment right away. As you know, it can kill quickly--but birds respond well to treatment and when it's started at onset most will recover. Good luck!!
     
  3. cackleberrycoop

    cackleberrycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you've worked hard to clean it out, just be sure it is nice and dry, dry, dry after all that washing.
     
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:thank you!
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    In addition to having Corid/sulmet/whatever on hand so you can jump on any problems promptly, also do your utmost to keep things DRY in the coop. Rig waterer so it won't spill/leak, fix any ways that rain can seep or blow in, change bedding perhaps more often than you would otherwise (post-coccidiosis-outbreak would NOT be a good time to dabble in composting-style deep litter methods [​IMG]), that sort of thing.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Thanks to you both! I will do all these things... many plans in mind! [​IMG]
     

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