I have been having an ongoing problem with cocci in one of my chicken pens. I have treated it with Corid 3 or 4 times and each time it goes away and poop goes back to normal, but 2-3 weeks later, *insert ominous music* it's baaaack! Well, I thought I had it licked this time. Poop has been normal for over a month, then today, wammy ... cocci poo. I am at my wits end. I don't know what to do. Am I not fully getting rid of it? Maybe I need to try Amprol? Or is it in the soil and they just keep picking it back up? The birds who had it first are in the same pen, but in cages off the ground, they have been clean since the first treatment, so I suspect they are just being reinfected by the nasties in the soil. If so, how do I get rid of it? Will lime help? It has been raining for about 3 or 4 weeks with only a clear day here and there, so the pens are quite wet and nasty even though they drain well. I am sure it is cocci, for those who may ask The poo is classic slimy, blooding, hamburger looking stuff and Corid makes it go away ... for awhile. If there is still a question of cocci or not, I also have ivomec eprinex that I can try if anyone thinks it will help, and come to think of it, the first birds who had it were treated with Corid and Ivo Ep simultaneously because they also had lice. Hmmm. Anyway, none of the chickens have ever acted sick ... except the couple 4 week old chicks who were part of the group that got it first ... we lost them. The rest of the chickens are all adults, or close to it. They are in good body condition, active, eating well, but pooping cocci poo and not laying (more likely due to the cold and rainy weather). Sorry this is long and very rambling. I am frustrated and can't put together a logical thought at the moment. I hope someone can make sense of it. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Somebody help me please!!