Whole flock sick :( what should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littledirtlanefarms, May 9, 2011.

  1. littledirtlanefarms

    littledirtlanefarms Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2011
    Eastern NC
    I just recently purchased some chicks from someone. I have learned my lesson now. I thought I was safe because they were NPIP certified. The chicks were really sleepy and had bloody stools. Now ALL of my chickens have it. The ones that were old enough I treated with Tylan 50, I have Sulmet water in all of the younger ones water. I have been feeding boiled eggs and adding electrolytes as well. O also gave them some milk as I was told that milk would stop the bloody stools. I lost 1 of my show quality silkies so far and several others look bad...is there anything else I can do? I have thousands of dollars of chicks at stake here...not to mention I love each and every one of them!
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    sorry I will be of little help. but wanted to help get you started anyway. Type bloody poop in the search lots of info there, I think bloody poop is from cocci (? spelling)
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    If it's cocci, then Sulmet or Corid should help. Corid, I believe is the better of the two medications, if you can find it. Personally, I don't give my chickens milk products, and if your chicks are really young, I think it would upset their systems even further. Tylan 50 is for respiratory illness which doesn't sound like what you have.

    Good luck!
  4. britsngrits

    britsngrits Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    I know this is way to late and you probably don't want to hear it... even if someone's chickens are certified; illness can strike at any time, without warning. The single best way to protect your investment is to quarantine any new birds for a minimum of 3 weeks to see if anything develops during that time period. If you have a substantial investment as it sounds like you do then there is no harm in waiting that 4th week. It is much easier to be over cautious than to deal with what you are going through.

    I'm so very sorry you are going though this and I hope you are able to get it resolved very quickly without further loss.
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:Since all your chickens apparently have cocci, I would treat them all with sulmet. Powdered milk sprinkled in their feed is only a temporary fix til corid or sulmet are given as treatment. I wouldnt mix anything in with the sulmet and water, it might degrade its effectiveness. I'm sorry this has happened to you.

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