I have 70 cornish X- 3 week old chicks; I fear I am losing some to coccidia. (5 so far) Does anyone know a way to heal them up without corid?
Feed is organic grown just changing over to broiler grower.
They have received Rooster Booster in one days worth of water
They receive Braggs organic vinegar in water that is changed daily sometimes twice daily
They have access to a chicken yard. My hens have a 40'x20' secure yard that I divided in half for the babies brooder. (This may have been the problem since I read, after building a 300.00 breakdown brooder, that there probably is coccidia in the existing chicken yard. (My husband did an amazing job of designing it with good ventilation, removable side walls for cleaning flip up roofing you'd think they'd appreciate it and not get sick!)
The yard is raked daily
New shaving are added daily with poop removal and refreshing every few days
When they get sick I bring them in give them honey water on a spoon change the paper towels as soon as I see a poop fresh water and food available when they are strong enough in the beginning. I've used oatmeal with honey and a little tiny bit of vinegar in hope of keeping them hydrated.
The only other things different is I bought these from a place that raises and also butchers. Very reputable company but I really would consider spending the extra money next time and order from my usual hatchery.
Any other ideas? I have raised lots of chicks but never lost them to this.