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Corid dosage?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I bought a package of Corid 20%


How much in the water for 1 week old baby chicks?


I found a loose poop with some red in it and have one chick that's not as lively as the rest.


They're on non-medicated feed and allowed to free range with Momma Hen during the day.

post #2 of 10

Corid powder dosage is 1 1/2 teaspoonsful per gallon, while Corid liquid dosage is 2 teaspoonsful per gallon, for 5 days. Give some probiotics or plain yogurt, and some poultry vitamins when they finish the Corid.

post #3 of 10
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Thank you. I put 3/4 tsp to 1/2 gallon water so I can change daily w/out too much waste. I only have two hens and 5 chicks. I will keep the chicks and their mom locked in the coop/run so it's the only water source accessible to them. That's the dosage for the 20% power, correct?

post #4 of 10
That is correct. Make sure they are drinking well.
post #5 of 10
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Was I wrong in thinking this warranted treatment for coccidiosis?

post #6 of 10
Are you sure that's the correct dosage? Chicken chick says 1/2 tsp to a gallon & it says 1/2 tsp on the bag too. I'm currently treating a sick chick as well & there's not been much improvement. Tonight one in the older flock died suddenly as well. Have I not been dosing correctly & killing my birds?
post #7 of 10

Corid is a cattle medicine used off label for chickens. Several years ago people widely used 1/2 tsp of the powder, but someone on BYC  measured it in grams for accuracy,  and now most people use 1 1/2 tsp of the powder, and 2 tsp of the liquid Corid per gallon. Casportpony has a Corid chart for preventative and severe outbreak doses if you search at the top of this page. Corid is very safe to use, and difficult to overdose.

post #8 of 10
Thanks for the info. I immediately increased the dosage so hopefully things will improve. This is so stressful! Next time I'll check here first.
post #9 of 10
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Tomorrow is day 5 of the treatment and they're all doing great :woot


What did you think about the "poo pic" ?

post #10 of 10
It looks like water with uric acid crystals, and some stringy bloody mucus. Good to hear that they are doing well.
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