Corrid confusion... Should I use it to make sure or not?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PunxSFTFX, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. PunxSFTFX

    PunxSFTFX Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens seem to be doing better with the use of the Diametious Earth but they did have bloody poop's. I went out and got Corrid this afternoon and aren't sure to start using it in the morning just to be safe. It would be better tobe safe and know they can get better for sure than be sorry and lose another one. I see the dose is 1 to 2 tbs per gallon of water for 5 days. I also picked up medicated feed so do you use it after the corrid and mix it in their food? If so how much do you put in with their food? I really want to make sure they are ok and gonna be able to be happy. I believe I bought them sick which isn't cool to me. Thanks again for everybodys help!!![​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Keep using Diatomeceous Earth in your chickens for bloody poop and I guarantee your chickens will die. DE will not kill the protozoa that causes coccidia. Dosage for Corid 9.6% oral solution is 9.5cc's per gallon of water for 7 days. You can mix it in their feed if you want after you make the corid/water mixture. Leave the corid water out for them to drink. Change it out each day. I dont know how many teaspoon(s) 9.5cc is.
     
  3. PunxSFTFX

    PunxSFTFX Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you a ton for the feed back!! I appreciate it a ton!! Going out to change out the water right now. Thanks again!!
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    DE will not kill the cocci protozoa but I doubt it will kill your chickens, either. A bunch of people add it to feed as a wormer. (It doesn't work for that, either.) Actually it is sometimes added to commercial feed in small amounts.

    DE is one of those things that there are some strong opinions on. You might read some of the threads about it that are linked on the FAQ page. One fact, not opinion, is that it is quite irritating to lungs, yours and the chickens'. I do use it, sparingly, in the litter to help control odors. Hopefully it also controls mites/lice, but I won't make that claim. I have also used it in the garden as a "harmless" (not true) insecticide. It does do a good job of controlling worms/caterpillars, like tomato hormworms and corn earworms (if you get it inside the ear.)

    One teaspoon is 5 cc or 5 ml, so 9.5 ml or cc is just under 2 teaspoons.

    You have said that you bought medicated feed. Medicated with what? Usually it is amprolium, which is the same thing as Corid, only a lower dose, intended to help them build a natural immunity to cocci. But you can also find feeds that are medicated with an antibiotic. At one point, TSC sold an unmedicated feed and had a sign over it "reminding" people to buy some antibiotic to give along with it. It is well known now that giving antibiotics as a preventive, or when you do not know that the particular bacteria is present, is not a good idea at all. Amprolium is not an antibiotic. I do use it for new chicks.

    Chicks shed intestinal lining when they are quite young, which looks like blood, and probably has a little blood in it, but it is a normal process. Trick is to differentiate between this and real bloody poops, which, as you know, mean cocci. Since you had one die, you may indeed be dealing with an infestation of cocci.
     
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  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with dawg on the DE, If in fact they even have cocci.. with the already inflamed and raw intestines the DE is just causing more irritation.... Personally If I did use DE( I don't and won't) , I would lay off of it till they get over what ever they have..
     
  6. PunxSFTFX

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    Thank you to everybody!!! I put 1 and 1/2 tea spoon of corrid in their water. My dad is a diabetic so I will get a needleless syringe tomorrw to be more accurate with the dose. So go a 7 day course changing it everyday. Do you have to mix new every morning? Again thanks for all the feed back. I felt lost since nobody at the feed stores were very helpful. I really believe the birds were sick when I got them since they went form the feed store to the house they now reside in. They will be ok to come out tomorrow to get some much needed exercise and free time supervised?
     
  7. kelar

    kelar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would add that since Corid is only effective against certain types of cocci, I would give them the full course of Corid and follow up with a six day treatment with Sulmet.
     

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