Could it be Coccidiosis AGAIN???!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CaveLady419, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. CaveLady419

    CaveLady419 New Egg

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    I have four chicks 8-9 weeks old.(2 Coronation Sussex, 1 Black Isbar, 1 Blue Maran)
    I have treated them with Corid in the past when I saw red poop. We recently moved them outside to their new big run and coop. Yesterday I noticed red poop when cleaning their house bedding. It looks like its from just one chick.
    It has been pretty wet and HOT here (south Louisiana), but their run has a mound of sand that provides a "dry area" and their coop is completely dry and clean.
    Could it be that one of the chicks didn't contract Cocci last time so the Corid didn't work for it?
    I thought once they contracted it and were treated, they could not get that strain again. Maybe it is a different strain?
    Thanks for any comments. :)
     
  2. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Occasionally chickens can shed a layer of their intestinal lining which causes red poop. I would still keep a close eye on them to see if any more are like this. If it happens again it could be a problem. But hopefully it was just a normal shedding from the one chick.
     
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  3. CaveLady419

    CaveLady419 New Egg

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    Thanks for your reply. I have however noticed several red poops, in the last 24-48 hrs. I am hoping that this Corid dosage will get what ever strain of Cocci it is. Trying to keep everything really clean and as dry as possible.

    I had someone tell me to treat for 5 days (Im using liquid Corid- 2tsp in their Gallon of Water). stop for 7 days. Then treat again for 5 days. Is this common practice?
     
  4. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been lucky enough to not have to deal with coccidiosis so I can't be much help on the exact treatment. I would think if you had treated them before that this wouldn't be a problem again. But if their is more red poop than it must have come back. Could you switch them to a medicated chick feed along with doing the medication? That way they would be constantly protected from the disease. Also are they on probiotics and a vitamin/electrolyte? It may be good to add some to their diets if not.
     
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  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    There are 9 strain of Cocci that can affect chickens. Not all strains will cause bloody poop.
    If they have recently been moved outside and introduced to new soil, they will most likely encounter Cocci in the soil, it is everywhere. Corid is a Thiamine blocker, Cocci feeds on Thiamine so the Corid helps to inhibit the overgrowth of Cocci until the chickens can build immunity. Wet hot conditions, can cause Cocci to multiply in the soil quickly, sometimes adults can become overloaded with Cocci even if they have built immunity given the right conditions.

    That said, treat with Corid - dosage 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.

    After they finish treatment offer some poultry vitamins and probiotics/plain yogurt.

    Let us know how they are doing.
     

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