Update - how long do I need to isolate for Cocci?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mrs macdonald, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. mrs macdonald

    mrs macdonald Out Of The Brooder

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    ETA: the chick has been on selmat for about 6 hours and seems a little less listless, but is sounding really sad on his own - continuously peeping and trying to get out. How soon before I can move him back with the others - they are also on the selmat in their water?


    Hi, one of our 6 two week old chicks is very listless, just standing with head down and there is a little blood on the pine shavings. I suspected cocci, but can such a young chick get that - she has not been outside or near an adult hen (these are our first chicks)? They have all been on medicated starter feed?

    I have isolated her and changes all the shavings and cleaned water and feed in the main brooder - is this right?

    I have managed to find some sulmet (no corid to be found) and have added this to the water and tried giving some to the chick through a dropper. Is this okay? Do the other chicks need it to?

    Anything else I should be doing? Anything else to help prevent the others becoming ill?


    Many thanks.
     
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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Yes, keep doing it!
     
  3. mrs macdonald

    mrs macdonald Out Of The Brooder

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    Any thoughts ????

    I've decided to medicate them all ....
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Posted the same time!
     
  5. mrs macdonald

    mrs macdonald Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Posted the same time!

    Thank you - glad to know I'm on the right track.
     
  6. mrs macdonald

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    Bumping up for another question!
     
  7. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not put one other chick in with him/her? It's easier to clean out the shavings in one smaller brooder than for all your chickens. I would then keep the two isolated until the symptoms of cocci are totally gone and you've gone through the medication. If after the 6 days of sulmet, the chick(s) are still sick, then use Corid. If they appear fine, then put them back with the rest of their buddies.
     

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