Chicken layer feed is typically only 16% protein....you may consider giving them some mashed boiled egg for extra protein until you can look for a higher protein food....if not enough calcium in feed, you can give supplement but make sure it’s powdery as oyster shell for chickens can cause impacted crop. The vet may have said 4 days but I’ve always seen 7-10 day treatment with corid for coccidiosis on byc....shouldn’t hurt to treat longerFortunately, they have gotten more active and they also eat more food. The brown one eats less and still sleeps a lot, so I'm not sure what's going on. They still have some cecal poop.
You can buy corid if you still think it’s coccidiosis but if they are showing signs of improvement, I would continue doing what you are doing and look for a higher protein feed. The purina all-flock crumble is a good choice if wanting a dual-purpose feed for both chickens and quail.I give them boiled eggs sometimes and I also bought supplement but I didn't give them yet. The vet only gave me the amount of medicine that is enough for 4 days. It wasn't corid, it was something else.
Where are you located? By what I've heard, corid is a thing in America, but probably goes by a different name in other places.Thank you so much! The problem is that I can not find corid. I've looked for it but the vet said that he hasn't heard of corid so he gave me something else, which was a liquid medicine quails have to take by mouth. It was only enough for four days.
Thank you. So our vet is not a really good one. My friend told me that he gave her dog some unnecessary medicine and almost killed it.I'm curious why the vet would tell you cocci without ANY dx whatsoever. You would know you have it by the blood stain poo look it leaves behind. Without testing it was a very irresponsible suggestion to make.
If a bird is fighting something that you are not treating for and you give something else to kill bacteria (good and bad), it lowers the immune system and does nothing to treat what's wrong. If the birds came to you fluffed up, then chances are they were sick when you bought them. I've placed plenty of cots over the years. I follow up with buyers to make sure the birds I sell them are doing good. Only one time did someone I sold birds to have an issue but I think it was heat stress from being in a hot car for too long.
Game bird feed really is the best choice. I tried other feed but had problems. Not all areas carry game bird feed. You could go with All Flock and supplement meal worms.