Will bleach kill Cocci ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flymamma, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost my Buffy [BO] to what I believe was Cocci . She was "acting cold" and puffed up , had bad runny poo .. then her legs got really wobbly and she became weak . I though it was an impacted crop , fed her ACV water and Olive oil . When I read that acting cold is a early sign of Cocci [ thanks Speckledhen] I gave her a dose of Sulmet .. but it was too late she died the next day . My question is this , I had a quart sized water-er in with her while she was separated. How do I sterilize it so the other girls do not get sick .Would running the water er through my dishwasher on sanitize do the trick ?Also are there any other early warning signs that I should watch for ? I chose not to bury her as I was afraid of putting the bad organisms back in to the ground , but putting her in a garbage bag and throwing her away like garbage was pretty tough .
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Yes, a 10% bleach solution will kill cocci...however...bleach won't work on the ground where she was penned before you seperated her, if one has it, they will likely all have it...I would treat the flock and/or take a fresh stool sample (actually several if you can afford it) to you vet to have them check it.

    Also, if it is an option for you in the future, your vet may be able to have your birds cremated (without returning their ashes) for a relatively inexpensive cost. We charge $37 (and receive no profit) to cremate animals weighing up to 25#...might be easier on your mind to pay for cremation than to put them in the garbage can...also, you can ask your vet what happens to the ashes (some services do then put them in a landfill). Our service (we know the owners) own quite a bit of property, and they spread the ashes on their own land...it's nice piece of mind...

    Sorry for your loss! I hope everyone else is, and stays, ok!! (ps - our BO is "Buffy" too!!)
     
  3. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pretty sure she got it from the ground in my garden when she was free ranging .. the others just eat the grass and weeds ,and fallen vegetables .. not Buffy she had to dig , and dig for her bugs . They have been on the same dirt in the run and coop since May , so I doubt that is the issue , the garden however has been off limits till a few weeks ago when we cleared it out and let the girls have the veggie leftovers . She did poop in the upper floor of the coop that has a wood floor , how do I sanitize wood ? Do the organisms live indefinitely or do they die after a certain amount of time ? Is it possible the others because they are stronger and healthier [ buffy was our runt , that never really grew ] they could be immune ? If I medicate should I use Sulmet or Corid ? Can I still use the eggs if they are on Corid vs. Sulmet ? Thanks for your response , and next time I will for sure consider cremation instead .. that would have been much easier to explain to the kids at least .
     

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