Introducing 1 month old chicks outside. Preventative measures for cocci?

high noon

In the Brooder
Jun 3, 2017
Hello newbie here, I just got 6 chickens and was been inside a big water trough for the whole time. They were fed non medicated starter feed, but now as they're getting bigger I like to introduce them to the yard however I'm worried about coccidosis. I have a bottle of liquid corid amprolium 9.6%, should I put half a teaspoon per gallon of water for the next 3-4 days to get it in their system so they are somewhat protected outside for cocci? Or?? Thanks


Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231
5 Years
Dec 5, 2014
Everyone does it differently. My chicks eat medicated chick feed while being isolate in their brooder/grow out box. When they get too large for their box (which is huge) then they are introduced to their flock, and everyone is on regular chick feed to keep the new one's from getting too much calcium from layer pellets and suffering kidney failure.


Chicken Juggler!
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Nov 27, 2012
SW Michigan
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Welcome to BYC!

Many folks just throw a chunk of sod, from the yard area where they will live, along with some chick sized granite grit into the brooder the first week to begin exposing them to soil organisms. Good way to build immunities without chemical intervention.

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