Ugh! Ok, here's the long story. We went and got 11 chicks. Five days later one had bloody droppings. I thought cocci from reading around here but wanted to make sure, so we took the chick to the vet. Well, I asked to just do the fecal but they said I had to have an exam. Anyways the chicks has horrible cocci. The vet prescribed Albon tabs 500mg to be diluited in water. Everywhere I read Albon tabs are for dogs and even then it's only prescribed 25mg per lb. I just want to make sure we are doing everything we can for these chicks. Also, does anyone have any tips on keeping them out and away from droppings. We hatched a batch of black coppers about 5 months ago with no problems, had them in shavings and they seemed much cleaner. These little Chicks we put in cob since it was recommended by the local feed store and the box seems instantly dirty again. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.