Edited by casportpony - 10/13/15 at 4:05pm
I need some clarification on possible Coccidosis - Page 2
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20% powder dose is 1.5 teaspoons per gallon for five days then 1/3 teaspoon for 1-2 weeks.
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Just bumping to see if I need to do any extensive cleaning of my coop. My coop is mostly unpainted pressure treated wood that would be rather difficult to remove residual poop from. Also, as previously stated, there is no floor in the bottom, just bare earth and I use the deep litter method. It would seem that even if I removed all of the deep litter, there would be no way to truly disinfect the coop with a dirt floor. What are your suggestion? I get the impression that environmental exposure to Coccidia is largely unavoidable, particularly if the flock free ranges as mine have been doing. Of course my chickens are currently confined to their coop while being treated with Corid.
I rarely have to treat the same bird twice, but none live in coops, so I do nothing except keep brooders clean. Since I most of mine free range I am not qualified to offer any advice on coop cleaning. Also note that I never treat the whole flock, it's usually a small group of chicks in a brooder or hospital cage. Not saying treating the whole flock is a bad idea, it's just not feasible with the number of birds that I have.