Corid is not technically a drug. It starves out the cocci, it doesn't have chemicals that kill them. I'm not positive, thats why I'm asking "Is it really cocci" in the name of the thread. :)
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I suggest you get a sample to the vet asap. And maybe improve your coop hygiene (no rudeness intended).
That sounds like a lot of medicating to me... maybe I'm wrong....
without searching the internet, I believe there are many kinds of coccidiosis and the corid may kill some of it
but maybe not others kinds....
sulmet ... is another brand but don't know if they still sell it....
are you positive that's what it is.....?
I'd clean there cages daily, and change water several times a day....
You might want to get some oxide... to spray in the cage, or coop or whatever....
NOT with the chicks in it...! read the directions very carefully..... it kills bacteria....
I use it to clean pens....when moving chicks outdoors, to make room for new chicks...
A fecal sample taken to your vet for a fecal float is a good idea.
The picture would be great.
There are several strain of Cocci, Corid will generally treat all strains, while Sulmet will only treat two.
Coccidia are almost universally present in poultry raising and in the soil. Cocci will always be present no matter how much cleaning you do, where it becomes deadly is when there is an overload. Generally this happen in chicks, but can happen in adults as well especially when exposed to new ground or environment, (there may be a strain they haven't built immunity/resistance to). Overtime chickens build a resistance to what they are exposed to, but Corid/Amprol blocks Thiamine uptake which the Cocci feeds off of, essentially slowing growth so the chicken can build that immunity.
This gives a good overview of what Cocci is, how it's found in the environment and treatment.
Explanation of the different strains of Cocci.
So you mean you're gonna look for the cocci yourself? That's kind of cool.
I have some chickens who have had bloody poop, and I have given them medicine for it, but they still have bloody poop. I have NOT noticed anything like: pink intestinal tissue in droppings/hunched posture with ruffled feathers/droopiness/loss of appetite or interest in water/slow growth/ or weakness/lethargy. What do you think it is?
Are your blackberries in season?
By any chance are they eating quite a few berries and that is possibly making the poo look bloody?
Our black berries are in season here depending on the variety. It was scary when they found the strawberries, they all looked like they had been in a bloody fight. Turned out to be strawberries, thankfully.