pullet sitting like a penguin!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jaydannaduval, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. jaydannaduval

    jaydannaduval Out Of The Brooder

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    II recently got 3, 5-6wk old D'uccle pullets. They were shipped, and once they arrived one of them was very lethargic and wouldn't open her eyes. I know shipping is stressful, so I mixed some warm sugar water up and gave her about 3cc's of that and she perked up.

    This am she is stronger, but isn't moving around. She looks kinda like a penguin -fluffed feathers, loose wings that are hanging, and her head is sucked into her chest. I also found blood in her poop.

    I separated her from the other two, and bought some Sulmet in case its coccidious...

    What do people think may be wrong? If it is coccidosis, how long do I keep her on the antibiotic?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    The dosage for the sulmet 12.5% liquid solution is 2 tablespoons per gallon of water, medicate for 2 days, then reduce the amount of sulmet drinking water to one half (1 tablespoon per gallon of water) for 4 additional days. Withdrawal is 10 days.
    Keep in mind that sulmet only treats 2 types of cocci. Corid (amprolium) treats all 9 types.
     
  3. jaydannaduval

    jaydannaduval Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thank you!! I couldn't find any corid at the store...
     
  4. jaydannaduval

    jaydannaduval Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave her the Sulmet, and she passed about an hour later.

    I found bloody stools from my other two pullets-when is the "prime time" to "catch" the disease?! They are both eating and drinking and seem fine. I gave them both a dose of Sulmet in their water tonight...


    I NEED SUGGESTIOOONNSSS!!!! I don't want to loose these guys too!!!
     

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