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One year old champion silkies cocci!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkmaster, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. silkmaster

    silkmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought three one year old silkies, from someone who takes great care of her flock. I noticed however when they got here their poop all three of them is bloody. I thought this was a chick disease but I guess not! I think it's cocci. I can't lose these chickens I just spent $300 because they are the # 1 silkies in my state! I started them on cirid I'm their water and they are eating an drinking fine. Are they save able? Here is the photo of their poop!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Are you sure that's blood?

    Did they come to you like this or have you had them a week or more?

    Chickens become resistant with exposure to coccidia. However, if they go to a new environment with a strain they haven't been exposed to, adult chickens can succumb. There are 9 species that affect chickens.
     
  3. silkmaster

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    I'm pretty sure it's blood. I just got them hours ago. The poops in between the blood look healthy though! It's really worrying me. How deadly is cocci?
     
  4. Wilebaum

    Wilebaum Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. silkmaster

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    I don't think so, it definitely looks like blood. Ill try and get a better photo
     
  6. Wilebaum

    Wilebaum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd treat them with corid regardless. It's not that expensive, and I've never had preventative treatment hurt a bird.
     
  7. silkmaster

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    I already started with 1.5 teaspoon per gallon of water. Does it work all the time if caught early enough?
     
  8. Wilebaum

    Wilebaum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are already showing symptoms such as weakness, lethargy and weight loss, I've had poor outcomes with treatment. Their GI tract gets ulcerated too much to recover I guess. If poops is the only symptom, I've had good outcomes.
     
  9. silkmaster

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    Thanks a lot! They are acting awesome except one is kinda lazy, but could just be the new home!
     

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