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Peachick problem! Please help !!!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by FeatherWings01, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. FeatherWings01

    FeatherWings01 In the Brooder

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    I know how cocci works and how to treat for it but we don't have vets that deal with chickens so getting the sulfadimethoxine would be hard. And like I said before, my question was about it drinking water. I was never completely sure that it even had cocci , I was just taking an educated guess.
     

  2. FeatherWings01

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    Can sulfadimethoxine be bought anywhere or does a vet have to sell it to you ?
     
  3. Any vet can sell it to you, they do not need to be an avian vet.
     
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  4. casportpony

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  5. Your earlier description of the chick was a good one that points to cocci, especially the withdrawing of the head into the shoulders, rough appearance and difficulty eating and drinking. The chicks age rules out worms, cocci is the number one killer of peachicks and is a quick death as you found out. The other chick you will need to keep a close eye on.
     
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  6. FeatherWings01

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    I am keeping a very close on it ! Thanks for the info :highfive:
     
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  7. FeatherWings01

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    Ok I will have to get some for the future, just in case !
     

  8. FeatherWings01

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    Ok I have one other question, sorry ! The other peachick is acting normal but is getting lonely already. Would it be safe to get a other peachick? The cages are clean but I read somewhere that cocci is not contagious. And it would be given the medicated feed and the Corid as a preventive .
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Coccidiosis is contagious, but I think it's worth the risk. The stress the lone will suffer will make it miserable, and could make it get sick. Ge another.
     
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  10. FeatherWings01

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    Ok thank you ! I wandered how it COULDN'T be contagious :sick . But yeah I don't want the poor baby to worry itself sick !
     

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