So after trial and error I think one of my 6 week old chicks is battling Coccidiosis. Ruffled feathers, lethargic, retarded growth, massive weight loss, and anemia. I have him on day 1 1/2 of Corid (5-day treatment). Granted he appears to be feeling better, but I can't help but be worried since I lost my Silkie chick a few days ago. I did a lot, I mean A LOT of research on the different strains of Coccidiosis last night. My chick hasn't had any really bloody poops, but he did pass three very large... sacks I guess you could say of very dark clotted blood. Is it true that Coccidiosis does not necessarily always produce bloody poops? An article I read said once the case gets severe is when the blood starts coming. Is it true that once diagnosed with Coccidiosis the chick should be taken off of the medicated starter feed and put on organic crumbles because the medicated starter feed inhibits the ability for the Corid, or any other Cocci battling medication, to really work? And is it true that I should deny vitamins, electrolytes, and any form of protein while my chick is being treated with a Cocci medication? I read a thread on another website where the person was really emphasizing that these things will completely null the fact that you're giving them a Cocci medication because they (vitamins, protein) will actually make the Coccidiosis stronger and reproduce faster.