Thanks for replying!
Why am I giving Corid? My new batch of chicks (want to add to my 2014 flock) showed beginning signs of pasty butt. Cleaned & treated vent. No blocked vent. All pooing normally, but was concerned that pasty butt originally occurred because of Coccidiosis. Coccidiosis is deadly and moves fast. That is why if I even suspect that it might be Coccidiosis my course of action is to err on the side of caution and administer a 5 to 7 day treatment. Better safe than sorry. Corid is not harmful to chickens who do not have Coccidiosis, but if they do Corid can easily save them.
I did not have a fecal smear performed before I administered Corid or the medicated feed. Testing for Coccidiosis is only going to tell you one thing: that your chicken is positive (as the majority of chickens have already been exposed to it or vaccinated against it).
None of my birds have ever received the Coccidiosis inoculation.
Corid was administered to treat and the medicated feed (plus ACV water) was to prevent.
Since the pasty butt occurred before the medicated feed was administered (opened box and had pasty butt chicks ), I feared the 0.0125% Amprolium in the feed would not be strong enough as the bag states that the feed aids in prevention and not treatment. However, I used the medicated feed anyway to verify if their symptoms would change. They did not; therefore, I discontinued the medicated feed and administered Corid instead.
Fearing that 0.0125% (medicated feed) plus 1/2 teaspoon (Corid) would been an overdose of Amprolium, I opted to administer the Corid alone.
Country Road's Medicated chick feed is the only medicated feed that I have fed to my chickens (both 2014 & 2016) and never once had a problem with the brand. If crumbles are too big, I chop it up in the blender or food processor. I strongly feel that the chicks developed paste butt from the hatchery or from the stress of transit; not from the feed.
I still mix this brand of feed with my layers feed and serve to my adult 2014 hens.
Thank you for verifying that medicated feed and Corid is OK.
When the bag's label stated otherwise I was extremely concerned as that is the only chick feed I have. It is because of the information on the label that my babies got hard boiled eggs & sand tonight instead of feed.
Performed search within the BYC's website and 1/2 teaspoon of Corid per gallon of water is a treatment dosage discussed in a lot of threads.
What is the correct Corid 20% Soluble Powder treatment dosage?
Edited by PixieAndDust - 4/5/16 at 1:03am