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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PepsNick, Nov 8, 2010.
Are you able to smell cocci in your flock? If not, is there a way to find out if your flock has it?
I don't know that you can smell cocci, but you can smell the blood in their poops. GI bleeding has a distinctive odor. NASTY!!
All flocks have some cocci in them, but birds build up an immunity to the effects of it. They will only show signs of cocci when their systems get overwhelmed either by being exposed to massive quantities of the bug or by a weakened immunity due to poor condition.
Quote:Alright, thank you! Can you SEE the blood in their poop, though?
Oh, yes. It is very obvious.
My birds got cocci last year and in one day their coop looked like a murder had taken place. Blood everywhere. A quick course of Sulmet resolved it in record time.
Quote:ehh, yuck. thanks. my flock doesn't have it (so i think) but good to know for the future!