Management and Coccidia

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by deineria, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. deineria

    deineria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep loosing chicks - not young chicks, but I hatchin in groups of 20-40 - never loose any inside, but once they are moved outside and
    hit the 8-10 week mark, I always loose 10-15% anymore.
    I believe it is coccidia because of the way the chick suddenly just drops after a day or so of acting off, until I can let them free range, they are a bit cramped on space in the 5-15 week
    age group. I always feed medicated feed, but obviously it isn't enough.

    I THROUGH loosing chicks - I don't have the ability right now to build anything larger to transition them from indoors to free range, but I simply cannot continue to
    loose chicks. I LOST 3 Lav. Orps today! I lost 6 Bw/w Ameraucanas last month [​IMG]

    They are in pens with mostly wire bottoms - so the droppings do not remain in the pens -

    Could it be wise to use the 20% Corid powder every 21 days for 5 days as I do in my goat herd until the chicks are moved to free range?
    If so, what is the dosage?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    The first link is a general article about cocci. The second one is the only one I could inf that talks about dosing the powder -- of course it is for cattle so you have to do some arithmetic. I think in your situation I'd definitely put them on Corid and hope that is the problem and that Corid will get it.

    http://www.clemson.edu/public/lph/ahp/disease_links/images/coccidia.pdf

    http://www.corid.com/pdf/CORID9.6.pdf

    The amount of amprolium (Corid) in medicated feed is small enough not to worry about double dosing them.
     
  3. deineria

    deineria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are NPIP, so I can't imagine what else is going on
     

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