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I am about to treat my flock (chicks&juveniles) for coccidiosis (using CORID) what formula of Corid do I use? Once I start treatment can they still consume medicated feed? (I assume, "no" but i don't want to assume) I have no idea if any have been vaccinated. I did not know that medicated feed can leave chicks unprotected if they been vaccinated and on the medicated feed together.(I was just told to always get medicated) I mean it makes sense but for some reason I just didn't think of it.
I want to also treat my adults, as I know they have potential to become infected as well. I am going to not consume the eggs while they are on the CORID and a week or two after coming off the product. Do this sounds right? I know I should ask a vet, but I really hope to find the answers ASAP and our vet is out of town this weekend :hit. I feel the sooner the treatment the better, as long as I can get sound instruction.
This may have been answered in another thread but I wanted to ask anyways in case I can't find it.
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Welcome to BYC. Medicated feed does not have enough amprollium in it to matter if you are using it at the same time as giving a Corid (amprollium) treatment. I wouldn't buy a new bag, unless you need some feed. Are you just using the Corid as a preventative, or treating an outbreak, since the dosage of mixing is different.
There is no egg withdrawal with Corid. It is not an antibiotic.
Most chicks from feed stores or breeders have not been vaccinated for coccidiosis. If any were vaccinated any amprollium or Corid will undo the vaccine.
Not every chicken gets coccidiosis. All chickens have some in their guts, but if they get an overload in their intestines before they have gradually built up a natural resistance, or they are lacking in immunity, then they get sick. Symptoms are sleepiness, hunched up posture, not eating, weakness, even lameness, and diarrhea with mucus or blood.
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Thank you!! They were on medicated feed when I first started treatment, but the new bag of feed I bought is non-medicated. I treated everyone and found a post that suggested 2 TBSP/gallon of water. I thought I saw one of my new chicks laying down strangely but a few hours after treatment I noticed nothing. They seem to be doing great. I treated everyone just to be safe. I disinfected the brooder, all feed/water dishes, limed the run and bought "coop-only" rubber boots. I had my silver campine (6 weeks old) die on me. I'm still unsure she died from coccidiosis but she was puffed up and kept her eyes closed. The only reason I am still unsure is because 4 days earlier she tried to escape the pen we built. I didn't see her and I set the pen down on her head :barnie(only for a few seconds). I felt terrible but she hopped back up and seemed fine. The next day I noticed she wouldn't shut her mouth but would still plung her face into the feed and use her tongue to eat. She also seemed to not want to extend her neck. I text my vet about what happened and sent pictures. He was unsure but would research it. The next night I was putting all the girls to sleep and she was very puffed up and her neck seemed crooked( like maybe broken?):( I had thought it over and had plans to put her down after I dropped my daughter off at school the next day. When I got home she was gone. I treated for cocci because she displayed signs of the parasite but I know she had injury as well. I wanted to be safe and not risk loosing anymore. I have plans to continue treatment (non-medicated) from here on out and only treat with corid when needed. I also plan on researching some kind of healthy flush and a lot of probiotics to keep their systems regular and immune systems healthy with fresh veggie leftovers and herb cuts from the garden.

 My family raised commercial broilers for 9 years but it seems as though BYC are so much different. Not really any difference in diseases but practices and satiation I find different, along with many other physical aspects of the birds. I actually enjoy BYC, but I did not like raising broilers :sick Plus, most commercial feeds and medications are ready to go, just feed or pour and go. 

So, I have some good knowledge about chickens, but I am here learn even more and share help if I can as well. 


Thank you again for all your help. If you think dosage should be different,have any suggestions or comments, please let me know.

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OOPS!! I mean 2 tsp./gallon of water, not TBSP. 

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