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Baby chick corid

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by andi13, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. andi13

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    Hey all. I'm treating my lethargic 2 week old chick for coccidia using corid. I have the 9.6% oral solution and I have a half gallon (89oz bottle) of water. I thought I read up on the correct dose and used 1/2 tsp but now I'm reading that I didn't nearly use enough. How much Corid should I be using?
     
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    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    I would use 1 tsp per 1/2 gallon, or 2 tsp per gallon, and 1/2 tsp per quart. If you have an 89 oz bottle of water--that is 3 quarts. A half gallon is 64 ounces.
     
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    Oh shoot you're right about 3 quarts.haha Sorry I wrote this real fast before I went back to work. But I will add more corid to make it about 1.5 tsp
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    In addition to the medicated water, you can also give the sick chick a small drop or two of *undiluted* Corid orally (.02ml per 100 grams) for one or two days. This is what I do with mine now and have had great success doing it.

    -Kathy
     
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    Oh ok I'll try doing the drop it two of undiluted...so is that undiluted drops once a day only for one to two days?
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    In addition to the medicated water I would give it one or two very small drops today and maybe tomorrow. Sometimes I give it twice, usually they perk up after just once. If it's a banty chick, do just one small drop. Make sense?

    -Kathy
     
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    Yes it does! Thanks! I'll give that a try
     
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    Is there any way corid could be bad for chicks?
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    In very large amounts or if given longer than the recommended time it might cause some problems, but giving one drop, or a few more by mistake (I've done that a few times, lol), no, you'll be fine.

    -Kathy
     
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    Ok because I gave my chick about two drops earlier and she has gone downhill pretty fast. I don't think she is going to make it [​IMG] I don't know what to do for her
     

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