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

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  1. high noon

    high noon Just Hatched

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    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
     
  2. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    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.
     
  3. high noon

    high noon Just Hatched

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    So a 1/2 teaspoon per gal of amprolium for cossis prevention is fine?
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    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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