Originally Posted by akes
I have some biddies about a month old that are starting to puff up andd look sick. They kind of level out as the day goes. They are free range.
They feel thin. Poop is brown and runny. Not what i would call bloody.
Tractor supply guy told me to do oxytetracycline instead of corrid. Since my adult chickens aren't dying sporadically. But ive lost a few chicks.
Would both hurt to do on the entire yard?
Welcome to BYC. Corid may be a wiser choice in case they have coccidiosis. Symptoms of coccidiosis are lethargy, weakness, not eating, hunched posture or puffing up, and runny poop with mucus or blood. Dosage is 1 1/2 tsp of Corid powder per gallon of water for 5 days. Treat all chicks, change the water daily. If they don't drink, give it with a dropper, syringe, or spoon it to the edge of their beaks.
Tetracyclines are more for treatment of a respiratory disease, sneezing, runny nose, and swollen eyes.