Just lost another :'(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Andora, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    My favorite pullet, the buff laced polish, was perfectly fine yesterday. No runny nose, no diarrhea, active, happy, running all around. This morning I went out and she was face down in the corner, covered in bloody diarrhea. I brought her inside, called every feed store in a 100 mile radius looking for somewhere that has sulmet in stock. I finally found somewhere, about 45 minutes away. We were getting ready to walk out the door when I heard squawking and flapping. I'd put the pullet in our back room because flies were getting on her outside. She flopped and screamed and her head rolled back and forth, then she went stiff with a final peep. I'm so heart broken, this was my favorite bird. I have no idea how she died so fast when she was fine yesterday. This is the second pullet I've lost in two days, but yesterday's death came with a runny nose and lots of mucus. This one never had a runny nose at all. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, all my chickens are dropping dead. [​IMG] I've only had them for a week!

    I'm going to go out and buy the Sulmet powder right now and put it in their water. Do you think this was a death from cocci? Can it happen this fast? I saw bloody diarrhea yesterday morning when I moved the chicken tractor, but then last night when I moved it again there was nothing but well formed normal little poops, so I thought maybe the blood had come from the first pullet who died the night before. *sigh*

    By the way, my other sick chickens in a previous thread...I gave the ones with runny noses Tylan yesterday and their noses are already cleared up today! I'm still going to give them another dose today and tomorrow, correct? Is it alright to put Sulmet in their water still? I don't think I can handle any more chickie deaths, this is horrible.
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    :aww ohh nooo !!!! Im so sorry for your loss
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I wouldn't mix the antibiotics. Finish one before moving on to the other.
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Like Farmer Kitty said, don't mix the antibiotics. I would continue with the antibiotics and worm them. So sorry for your losses. [​IMG]
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    So sorry about your chickens. Where did you get them? At auction? From a private party?

    Are they now mixed in with an existing flock?
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I agree about not mixing the drugs, however, it seems that the cocci are killing much faster than the respiratory ailment. I'd lay off the Tylan and concentrate on the Sulmet. If one has cocci, it's safest to assume they all have it. From what I've read on this thread and the other, by the time you're seeing symptoms, it's too late. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this. I hope things get better soon.
  7. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I have the pullets in the run with Sulmet in their water. I just went to check on them and found that the brahma has drooping wings and she keeps going to lay down. What should I do??? She seemed alright this morning aside from diarrhea, which all five remaining pullets have. She's been eating and drinking this afternoon. I really don't want to lose this one too. [​IMG]
  8. pebblessix

    pebblessix Out Of The Brooder

    Nothing you can do, at this point. You have been doing all the right things. I am so afraid you will lose them all, if they are all showing symptoms.
  9. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    It's so depressing. [​IMG]

    I saw my white polish pullet poop, and it was formed and didn't have blood. It had a lot of white in it though.
    I brought the brahma pullet in the house so I could watch it better, and so if it laid down it wouldn't get trampled. She has her eyes open and she's been peeping at us. I read a lot about giving them raw milk to help fight cocci. I don't have any sources of raw milk around here...except myself. [​IMG] So...I gave them a dish of breast milk. I figure I don't have much to lose at this point. They seem to like it. lol.

    What do you think I should do about the hens? Neither of them are showing any symptoms that I've noticed. They had runny noses yesterday and one shot of Tylan. Today their noses are cleared up. I let them out to free range, and the pullets are in the run area. Tonight should I let the hens go in the coop and leave the pullets in the run? Should I let the hens and the pullets go together in the coop? Should I stop giving the hens Tylan and give them Sulmet too just in case? I just have no idea what would be the best thing to do. I don't want to lose all the pullets and then the hens as well.
  10. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    The brahma has no blood in her poop, it's totally solid....but I just noticed bloody poop from my black faverolle hen. *sigh*

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