First Timer - Cord Solution - Correct Dosage for Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kelciep14, May 1, 2017.

  1. kelciep14

    kelciep14 Just Hatched

    May 1, 2017
    Hi everyone!

    We just recently received 14 babies almost one month ago. A little over a week ago, our hens decided to give us some of their own!

    Considering we have always "ordered" them, we have followed the "directions" as far as how to care for them so, for the babies our hens gave us, I am worried and a first timer!

    I have done loads of reading and gathered a lot of great information (mainly from here!) which prompted me to purchase:

    MERIAL 150197 Corid 9.6% Oral Solution For Calves Yellow, 16 oz

    Now, for the dosage.... I have NO idea! I want to use it as a preventative treatment, which to my understanding is a 21 day treatment.

    I have 4 chicks in one, 2 chicks are 1 week + 3 days, 2 chicks are 1 week + 2 days.

    I have 1 chick by herself, she is 5 days old.

    I also purchased Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

    Any help would be fantastic, along with any other pointers!
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    0.06% corid solution is your dosage for prevention. Double that for an outbreak which you don't have.
    Some math tells us 9.6% to 0.06% is mixing 1 to 160 and conversion of ounces to gallons makes that...

    1 oz of 9.6% corid to 1.25 gallons for 0.06%.

    or another way;

    1 tablespoon 9.6% to 2.5 quarts


    1 teaspoon to 1 and 2/3 pints
    Last edited: May 2, 2017
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    .006%, not 0.06%
    moderate = 0.012%
    severe = 0.024%

    I am so confused... where did you get this 0.06% number?
    The proper Corid dose is ~10 ml per gallon.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2017
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