Questions about Cocci?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kuntry Klucker, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Kuntry Klucker

    Kuntry Klucker Thekuntryklucker.blog Premium Member

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    Hi All,

    I have a few questions about Cocci.

    Background:
    I have a flock of 16 BO hens about 2 years old.
    I have noticed that a few of them are acting like they are not feeling well.
    -eyes closed, looks like they are ruffled up, not much energy...
    We are coming out of a pretty hard molt so I am not sure if maybe this is the cause of their behavior.

    I have heard that cocci is something that chickens can get. I hear of it more in chicks but I am sure
    that hens can get it too.

    Our weather has been very rainy and cold so I am not able to get a good look at poop
    to make any deductions of whether it is cocci or not.

    Should I go ahead and treat them? If so can some one tell me what is the best method.

    I use the deep litter method, should I clean out the coop really well? Our weather has been very
    wet so cleaning the pen which has a dirt floor may be a little hard right now till the ground dries out.


    Also, can we get cocci from eating the eggs? What precautions should I take with the this? I have never
    encountered this before.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Kuntry Klucker

    Kuntry Klucker Thekuntryklucker.blog Premium Member

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    Does anyone have any ideas. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Could be worms, check for mites and lice. Also there is a cocci article in my signature that has treatment and more information.
     
  4. Kuntry Klucker

    Kuntry Klucker Thekuntryklucker.blog Premium Member

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    Thank you so much for the info on your signature. You were very helpful, I think that worming them might not be a bad
    idea. I wormed them in March last year, January is not that far off. Thanks.
     

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