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my chicken might have cocci disease

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by texasrangers1, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    my chicken is acting really weird she isn't really walking any she is barely drinking and she has some of the symptoms of cocci disease. I have seperated her from the others and she seems to be doing a little better but hers eyes are closed some of the time.
    when she walks she seems real sluggish and not very alert.
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

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    This kills very rapidly. You need to get sulmet or corrid and start treating tomorrow.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    How old is she? Coccidiosis affects mostly younger birds, but can also be a problem sometimes with older chickens, especially if a new bird is brought in or a new strain gets introduced. Corid is the best treatment since it gets all 9 or so strains, but sulfadimethoxine or Sulmet will treat the worst 2 strains. Symptoms are sleepiness, standing puffed up, or hunching, diarrhea sometimes with blood, ruffled feathers, and not eating. If you think that's it don't delay in starting the Corid in the water.
     
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  4. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    we took her to a bird vet and got everything we need he said we had to start treating her tonight because she was getting really bad she is a little bit perked up.
     
  5. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 In the Brooder

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    she is a day old
    but we had one that was 5
     

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