possible cocci

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emjay, May 19, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    one of my chicks is fluffed up and not as happy as yesterday.

    I am thinking cocci, found a patch of runny, bloody stool.

    there are 3 other sibs with it and it's mom.

    should I isolate baby?
    will the others get it? or are some birds just more susceptible then others? (weaker)

    should I sprinkle DE in the run (food grade stuff)

    It's my favorite baby. don't want to lose it.

    I'm giving yogurt, cayenne, DE, vit. E. will that help?

    or are meds required at this point?
  2. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    anyone??? it's my favorite favorite baby.
  3. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    I would put your little one on an antibiotic made to take out coccidia, if that's what it is. In fact, I would treat all my birds as a matter of course so that they wouldn't catch it. Odd that you think its coccidia as most chick feed has a low level of antibiotics to prevent it. I would also feed yogurt to help the digestion.

    Good luck and let me know how it goes. Maybe someone with more experience will speak up?
  4. Egg_newton

    Egg_newton Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    East Central Indiana
    Antibiotics won't help cocci is not bacterial. It is microbial. You will need an coccistat.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Yeah. That.

    Coccidiosis, often called cocci for short is a PROTOZOA. It is not a bacteria.
  6. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:A microbial is an antibiotic. And coccidia is a protozoa.
    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  7. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    okay, it's a protazoa.

    how do I help my baby.???? that's all I want to know about. any tricks for treatment.

    is this reversable? I'm kind of in an urgency state here. I want to help it before it gets too bad.

  8. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I'd get either Sulmet or Corid...
  9. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
  10. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    thankyou, that was an interesting read.

    I am going to look for the cordi tomorrow.

    I have been feeding it yogurt, with Vit. E mixed in. Ihope it can be fixed. it's such a pretty baby.

    it is still eating and drinking and it's still flighty when I get near it, but just looks the part, fluffed up, droopy eyes.

    it hasn't given up on me yet. I hope it can hold on.

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