I am thoroughly confused after reading all the previous and current posts I can find on this subject............ I have 8 new BCM chicks that are 4 weeks old. All are healthy and almost fully feathered. They are in my brooder for their month long quarantine and then I plan to put them in a large dog kennel in my main coop for about 2 weeks which houses about 70 other various aged pullets/hens and 2 roos, then incorporate them in to the flock. I have had a lot of losses of young chickens the past couple of months, I am suspect of coccidosis but do not know that was the problem for certain. I would like to do a preventative on these chicks if the general concensus recommends that. I am currently feeding fryer feed (higher protein) as the chicks are in a very clean dry enviroment. I picked up some corid today and my initial plan was to begin them on 1 tsp/gallon of water one week before moving them outside, continue that for two more weeks when they go out into the kennel and incorporate the other chickens poop into the dog kennel gradually at that time so that they will build up immunity. There are so many different ideas of medicated chick feed, use of corid, etc and I am thoroughly confused........... Any thoughts would be appreciated!