Coccidiosis - Some questions.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NinjiChicki, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. NinjiChicki

    NinjiChicki In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2014
    Ocean Springs, MS
    So bit of a back story..

    Early this year our first flock of chickens were reduced from 27 to 3... This was hard and we had no idea what we were dealing with until it was almost too late. We treated with Sulment and the 3 girls were fine..

    We recently put out our 2nd flock and all seemed well until about 2 weeks ago one of the cornish looked a bit off. Thankfully we knew exactly where this was heading and only lost 4. Again, we treated with Sulment.. Now I know there is a time in where we can't eat the eggs, and this is where my questions really start.

    1. How long til we can resume eating the eggs?
    2. Can our brooder babies have the eggs? They are 4 weeks currently.

    And the last question, how do we prevent the brooders from getting it? We have Corid ordered and waiting for it to come in. Will use that instead of the Sulment if there is ever another out break.
  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Songster

    Apr 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    7 days is usually the minimum, tho I would suggest 10-14 days, I would also worm them at the same time so that you don't have to stop eating the eggs again later on, a day or so after the coccidiosis treatment it should be fine to worm them.

    I would just chuck the eggs, its better to be safe than sorry.

    I would also be weary with cross contamination, as it can live in the soils, structures etc for a long time, strong disinfectant, = scrubbing and a high pressure hose/ water blaster may help to reduce the likely hood of it surviving to contaminate more birds.
  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    Sodium sulfamethazine is only effective against a couple strains of Coccidiosis. Amprolium is effective against most strains of Coccidiosis. It is a 10 day withdrawal from Sulmet, and none for Corid. For treatment, dose the Corid 9.6% at 10 ml per gallon of water, or the 20% powder at 2 tsp per gallon of water for 7 days. With birds under a year, preventative doses in water for a 5 day period help build immunity. Preventative dose is half of the treatment dose. Here's some more information about Coccidiosis:
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    In addition to what Michael Apple stated; do not give the eggs back to brooder chicks. It's best to toss the eggs in the garbage.

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