Treating Cocci To Be Sure

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WalkerH, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I brought home two chickens this weekend. The person I bought them from later thought one of them had Cocci. Is it okay to treat them with Sulmet, not sure if they have it, but want to be sure. Not showing any signs such as lethargy or blood stool. DO you guys think they will be fine being treated with Sulmet?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    You can treat if you want, but it's better not to if they have no symptoms. If they look "off" to you, then treat. Don't wait for bloody poop. Some strains don't cause bloody poop.

    Quarantine them. And do NOT buy sick chickens anymore. You would just be inviting some illness to make the rest of your chickens sick.
     
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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I agree with Seminolewind. If the chicks look good to you, save the medications.
     
  4. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Wasn't aware they were sick till after the fact, and they are in quarantine. Have been since they got home.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I'm confused - are they showing signs of being sick?
     
  6. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No they aren't. But the lady I got them from later thought that one she took home might have had cocci. So I wasn't sure if I should treat the ones in quarantine or not.
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:No they aren't. But the lady I got them from later thought that one she took home might have had cocci. So I wasn't sure if I should treat the ones in quarantine or not.

    I'd keep them in quarantine like you're doing. Sulmet only treats 2 types of cocci and is harsh on their system. I recommend that you go ahead and get Corid as well. It treats all 9 types of cocci that chickens can get. It'll be in the cattle section in your feedstore.
     
  8. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No they aren't. But the lady I got them from later thought that one she took home might have had cocci. So I wasn't sure if I should treat the ones in quarantine or not.

    I'd keep them in quarantine like you're doing. Sulmet only treats 2 types of cocci and is harsh on their system. I recommend that you go ahead and get Corid as well. It treats all 9 types of cocci that chickens can get. It'll be in the cattle section in your feedstore.

    Alright thank you. Sounds like I'll be heading out again tomorrow for more medicine. Had to go get straw anyway.
     

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