How early can coccidiosis infect a chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by henvy, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. henvy

    henvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2012
    I've read all sorts of information on coccidiosis, and some have mentioned a chick being too young for it. How young is too young and at what age does it develop?

    I've already lost 3 of 8 chicks (between 6-9 days old), and now one of the strong ones is starting to look a little droopy and less interested in food/water. Ugh. This is breaking my heart.

    They are all now on medicated chick starter and probiotics (2 days now).

    Also, do I need to change the pro-biotic water? It's in an nipple waterer, so it's clean, but (obviously) has not been refrigerated.

    I just ordered some Corid 9.6% liquid oral solution to be delivered by tomorrow. I really don't want to keep losing babies.

    Thanks again everyone!

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