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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Keeperoflock, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Keeperoflock

    Keeperoflock Songster

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    …. water that has Corid in it? I'm on day 2 of treating for coccidiosis. The weather is about to heat up BIG time. I have never had to treat for coccidiosis before.

    My chickens are 3 months and 2 weeks old. I make up a new batch of Corid water every day.

    Thank you for your help!
     

  2. Hamiam

    Hamiam Crowing

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    I think it’s fine. Better cold than hot because chickens won’t drink it if it’s too hot. To prevent dilution of the medication dose, I would freeze a bottle of water & place it inside the waterer like a big ice cube then mid day, you could just remove the thawed bottle to be refrozen & put in another frozen bottle of water.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    It shouldn't affect the effectiveness of the Corid.
    I do what @Hamiam does by freezing water bottles to float in footbaths and water founts. That creates cool water, not ice water.
    A poultry nutritionist I spoke to warned not to use ice in water because it can constrict the capillaries on a hot day.
     
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