Corid/amprolium

mbittinger

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Hello, I lost a bird yesterday, I believe to coccidiosis. I put the rest of the flock on a treatment dose of ampro/corrid. The waterer I have is a 5 quart and I removed the waterer source from their run so they only have access to the medicated water. My question is, should I give fresh medicated water every day for the 5 days period or can they continue to drink the medicated water I gave yesterday, since the ratio is still correct for the treatment dosage.
Thanks for your advice, in advance.
 

mbittinger

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One of my other birds started acting strange today. More lethargic than usual, although I still had to work to get her. I held her up to my ear and I could hear her breathing but I did not detect any rattling or other odd noises. She did appear to have labored breathing. I gave her the corid water with a syringe to make sure she got some in her. She started squawking and really struggling to get away so I let her go and she flew off in the run. After that I saw her poop and it was almost greenish and looked chalky. I am suspecting it's coccidiosis again and I'm going to clean and spray down the coop while they are out in the run and give them a heat lamp for the next few nights to keep them warm. Thoughts on that plan?
 

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One of my other birds started acting strange today. More lethargic than usual, although I still had to work to get her. I held her up to my ear and I could hear her breathing but I did not detect any rattling or other odd noises. She did appear to have labored breathing. I gave her the corid water with a syringe to make sure she got some in her. She started squawking and really struggling to get away so I let her go and she flew off in the run. After that I saw her poop and it was almost greenish and looked chalky. I am suspecting it's coccidiosis again and I'm going to clean and spray down the coop while they are out in the run and give them a heat lamp for the next few nights to keep them warm. Thoughts on that plan?

How old are they?
Where are you located/what are your daytime/nighttime temperatures?
What dosage of Corid are you using - how are you mixing it?
What are you spraying down the coop with?
 

mbittinger

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The chickens are all between 10 and 12 weeks old. I live in western Washington and the temperatures around this time range from around 50 at night on the low side up to occasionally mid-seventies during the daytime. I am giving them the treatment dosage of the powder for it which I believe is approximately 24%. My plan was to use a bleach and water solution to disinfect the couch after I cleaned out all their shavings and attempt to brush and fan out all the Dust.
 

mbittinger

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Update on the Cochin, she still appears to havr labored breathing, although she is eating and drinking, leading me to believe it is not coccidiosis. I picked up some tylan 50 at the co-op and was considering giving her that orally. She is a bit slower than the other birds right now and her eyes are closed quite a bit. She really does seem to be breathing hard too. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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The chickens are all between 10 and 12 weeks old. I live in western Washington and the temperatures around this time range from around 50 at night on the low side up to occasionally mid-seventies during the daytime. I am giving them the treatment dosage of the powder for it which I believe is approximately 24%. My plan was to use a bleach and water solution to disinfect the couch after I cleaned out all their shavings and attempt to brush and fan out all the Dust. IMHO at 10-12wks they should not need any additional heat.
Any other symptoms besides labored breathing in the Cochin - sneezing, eye/nasal discharge?
I would make sure she is getting enough Corid.

Cocci can cause lethargy, not eating, diarrhea with mucus or blood, loss of balance, puffed up appearance and distress.

It's always possible that she may have a respiratory illness - I suggest you look at the video link below to see if she is exhibiting Cocci symptoms or respiratory symptoms.

(Corid dosage for Cocci is 1 1/2 teaspoons Corid powder per gallon or 2 teaspoons of 9.6% Corid liquid per gallon
Give for 5-7 days - make sure this is the ONLY water available during that time period. Mix a fresh batch at least once a day.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing)

Video - chick with Cocci starts around 1:55 mark:
http://www.easychickenry.com/coccidiosis-in-chickens.html
 

mbittinger

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Ok, after watching the video it appears she may have e coccidiosis. There is no blood in her poop and she is still eating and drinking on her own. I gave her extra corrid via syringe and cleaned and disinfected the coop and feeder and waterer with bleach solution. I will monitor her daily and try to give her a few syringes of the medicated water every day. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!
 

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Ok, after watching the video it appears she may have e coccidiosis. There is no blood in her poop and she is still eating and drinking on her own. I gave her extra corrid via syringe and cleaned and disinfected the coop and feeder and waterer with bleach solution. I will monitor her daily and try to give her a few syringes of the medicated water every day. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!

Fingers are crossed!
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Hopefully you will see improvement soon.

Keep us updated.
 

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