What are the symptoms of coccidia? Does Coccidia poop stink worse than normal poop? Does there have to be blood in the poop for the chicks to have coccidia? I have a almost 4 week old Silkie. She just lays down, but she will walk. It could be that she slipped, but Im thinking it is coccidia. I brought the chicks outside on the grass for the first time a couple days ago, and I dont think their chick starter is medicated. I'll try and describe their poops. Well, they are a medium brown color, and formed, not liquidy. But, they do stink nasty. They stink more than they did before. I did have a chick about 3 weeks back that I had to euthanize because it wasnt growing, and it would just stand still and huddle and fluff its feathers. So im thinking that that chick had coccidia. Now, I have somebody out who is picking me up some Coccidia medicine. Now, if they dont have coccidia, will it hurt to give them medicine? I THINK they said the medicine was Sulfadimethoxine. Not sure because the cell service kept breaking up. And for how long do I treat? This is my first time ever dealing with this. Next time im buying medicated feed.