Cocci in 6 week old chicks? Corid as preventative? If so, how much?

fasschicks

Chirping
6 Years
Sep 10, 2013
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I have 18 six-week-old chicks. This morning when I went into the coop, I think I saw a small poop that looked like it had blood in it. It was kind of mixed in with the shavings, so it was hard to tell 100%, but don't know what else it would have been. They all seem okay to me, but I just started letting them out into the sand run under their raised coop about 2 days ago. This area was open to my older girls for the past 6 weeks until I blocked it off for the "kids".

I have heard that we could use Corid as a preventative if we suspect cocci. Thoughts? I treat them with ACV in their water. If I give them Corid, how much do I feed them and for how long? I have the 9.6% solution. Is there anything I should give them after they are done being treated? Again, they are 6 weeks old - lots of different breeds. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just don't want to lose any and want to get on top of it before anything happens.

Wendy
 

bucky52

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I just finished up treatment for my six.They are now three weeks old.After treatment I encounter another problem.Vitamin B deficiency.I did find out that corid would destroy the Vitamin B.I found one of my chicks.laying on her side.with her leg stuck out to the side.She staggered to the food dish.and laid down.BYC is my place to come.I had read over the years about the affect that Vitamin B deficiency had on growing chicks.I had some poly-sol vitamin's in my chicken med kit.I gave her a couple of drops and went to work.When I was not waiting on customers I was here on this site reading about what I needed to do.I purchased the most powerful Vitamin B that I could find at the drug store.I mixed it in water and gave her more drops that evening and again the next morning.I had to go out of town next day .My chick was my first priority when I got home that evening.To my delight she was up and walking around.I am still giving her several drops 2-3 times Day.She is still weaker than the other 5.but she is walking,running eating and drinking.

2 teaspoons of corid to a gallon of water.
treat for seven days.

Good luck.you may want to have some vitamin B on hand.Just incase.
 

fasschicks

Chirping
6 Years
Sep 10, 2013
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South Central Wisconsin
Thanks, Bucky! I didn't realize the issue with Vitamin B deficiency. Do you think adding NutriDrench during or after their Corid course would work? I am just so unsure about how to administer the Vitamin B (and what kind - there are so many).
 

bucky52

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I purchased Vitamin B-100.For humans.I just went down the line and read what milligrams each one had.the one I chose had 200mg.The poly -sol vitamins that I purchased had 20mg.Most people do use the poly-sol vitamins..I have had mine for several years.i didn't know for sure if they had lost some of their strength.I was already in town.and went to CVS pharmacy and picked the highest strength Vitamin B I could fine..I was so sure I was going to lose this chick. .I only had the one chick that was having problems standing and walking.after I seen she was able to walk.with out falling over.I took one of the vitamins and dissolved it in the chicks water er.and gave all of them some.And remember vitamins with NO IRON.
 

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