Can you give a chick cocci meds if it doesn't have it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by guinea fowl galore, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    I have a previous post about a chick that I thought had coccidiosis. So I've got the medication today ( baycox). The chick goes up and down. Looks really sick, then fine.
    So I'm wondering if the medication will hurt the chicks if they don't actually have coccidiosis?
  2. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    I'm sorry, I don't know that medicine, but I'll give your post a bump to the top and maybe someone who knows will see it. Good luck.
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    People give medicated feed to chicks indiscriminately hoping for a fixall even though it only contains amprolium or some other cocciciostat.
    I'm not familiar with that medication but I'm sure that in your case giving that to chicks as a preventive measure won't harm them.

    I rarely feed medicated but was sure (due to conditions I should have prevented) some of my current brood were infected and switched to a med starter and they're doing fine now.

    Do you see bloody stool?
  4. JenniferNgo

    JenniferNgo Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 16, 2011
    Cocci is treated with Corid or Sulmet...I'm sorry I have never heard of the medicine you are using.
    You can find it in the cattle/bovine section of your local feed store.

    Wish you the best of luck!
  5. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    I got it from my vet.
    It's supposed to be the best meditaction for coccidiosis. I'm in Australia. I haven't seen pure blood stools, only ones with a tiny red spot. But the original chick has gotten better and all the others have taken turns in showing signs of sickness, then getting better.

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