How do you cure coccidios in chicks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by I Love My Chkns, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. I Love My Chkns

    I Love My Chkns In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2017
    My friend has 20 sick and 3 dead.:hit How do you treat it and keep it at bay? At the moment, they are using medical food but it isn't helping much.

  2. JaeG

    JaeG Free Ranging Premium Member

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    Medicated food won't cure coccidiostat. You need the right medication. I'm in New Zealand so I don't know what is available to you but (from what I've read) your feed store should carry the right stuff.

    The best way to keep coccidiostat in check is to keep the brooder very clean and dry. Dampness allows it to multiply and thrive, infecting your chicks. Also, the feeder and waterer need to be kept very clean as eating their own poop can mean their system becomes overloaded.

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