Corid dosing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jenene, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Jenene

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    Our chicken is not eating or drinking on her own. We gave her the 1st dose of corid last night [2 tea spoons)
    The form says once per day do i need to wait untill tonight to re dose or can i give this morning
     
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  2. Eggcessive

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    Corid should be put into water at 2 tsp of the liquid, or 1 1/2 tsp of the powder in each gallon of water. Some will give 2 drops twice a day to a very ill bird to boost them at first, but they should drink it in the water. The treatment should be given for 7 days, and usually it is best to treat all chickens for coccidiosis at once. How old is your chicken, and what other symptoms is it showing? Here is some reading about coccidiosis:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/2/Coccidiosis Management/43/symptoms-and-diagnosis/
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/coccidiosis-what-backyard-chicken.html
     
  3. Texas Kiki

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    X2 what Egg said.

    How long has she not been eating and drinking?
     
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  4. Jenene

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    She is about two years we think. We have had her 9 mos. After some hot days last week i noticed she was hanging by herself and wouldn't eat her dinner this last Wed. No food Thurs or Fri. Hanging by water bowl. At first we though compacted crop. Massaged and got fluids out. We had her issolated with two other chickens with bald spots on backs. She stopped drinking water yesterday after massage. Gave electrolights, apple cider in water thursday. Cone looks good, lungs sound good. Standing and walking around slowly. Brought her inside yesterday to a cozy room in crate. Feed store said try Corid 2 tsp immediately, which we did last night with a dropper of electrolights and probiotics. She wont drink at all since last night. Gave 2 droppers of electrolytes and probiotics this morning. Watery poop w a little yellow. Crop feels small this morning but can feel little gritty sand in there. She is talking a little and fighting me when force water soulution. No masses and she tried to lay an egg Thursday. Trying to save her but still not sure what's wrong. Did we give her too much Corid? She wont drink on her own. She came out of crate and stood for a bit. Resting now. We will be treating water today for rest of flock with Corid, electrolytes and probiotics along with cleaning all the straw out of coups and adding DE. All other chicks seem fine. Thank God For Y'all! Slow service up here in the mountains. Lots of squirrels and rabbits ect eating their food and we are trying to chickenwire everything to keep them out. Also gave her an Epsom Salt bath yesterday.
     
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  5. Jenene

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    She ate Wed Morn. Been drinking on her own untill last night after last crop massage. :(
     
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  6. casportpony

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    Welcome to BYC! Eggcessive is correct, 2 teaspoon per gallon, not per bird. Can you post some poop pictures?
     
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    I am going to have to say that I highly doubt you are dealing with a Cocci problem at this age.

    Is taking her to a vet an option?

    Have you checked them over really good at night for mites?
    Have they ever been wormed?

    I know that Corid is not a medicine, but I have no idea if that much at one time would hurt or not. (I'd have to guess that it would not hurt :confused:)

    I think your best bet is to tube feed her, not eating will kill her.
    I am too scared of syringe feeding/watering because I'm afraid it I would "drown" the chicken by getting it in the wrong "pipe".

    If you search youtube for tube feeding chickens they are some great videos.
     
  8. Eggcessive

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    I doubt that the first huge dose of Corid would have harmed her, but agree that there might be something else wrong besides cocci. It will not harm her to give a 7 day treatment though, just in case. If a vet is possible, just to take some fresh droppings in for a fecal float to look for worms or cocci, that would help.
     
  9. Jenene

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  10. Jenene

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    I don't see any bugs and they have not been wormed. Really worried and no money for vet.
     
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