Recipe for treating birds sick with Coccidiosis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Glenda L Heywood, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MEDICATING FOR COCCIDIOSIS

    Only when you see your chicks humped up with ruffled feathers standing alone in the cornr, only drinking water they have started to get coccidiosis
    this is only after they have been put on new soil
    there are 9 kinds of coccidiosis germs
    so every place may have different coccidiosis germs present

    generally they do not get it in brooder

    DO NOT medicate for coccidiosis IF your birds do not have symtoms of coccidiosis
    It is very hard on them and will only cause them to be resistant to the medication when you need it

    I always started the chicks on this recipe and seen to it the sick chick got to the feeder
    chicks will generally eat a wet mash


    When you spot chicks humped up standing in the corner or over by them selves after putting on the ground I always immediately fed this to them
    1 gallon of dry crumbles
    1-1/2 gallon of water
    in the water use 1/2 first with 1 tsp of amproylium powder
    I have used 1 tsp of sulmet
    but I prefer a amproylium product

    If few chicks make only 1 cup of dry crumbles and 1/8 of tsp of amproylium powder
    2 cups of water mixed with amproylium powder

    Then add rest of water till it is a very wet mash
    put in feeders for all chicks so that each chick gets 2 tsp of it
    see to it that the sick ones get to the wet mash
    have the amproylium put in the drinking water for 7 days as well

    ONLY MX what amount you will need to provide for the number of chicks you have so each chick eats 2 tsp per feeding
    If you make too much store in ice box for next day
    Only feed the medicated wet mash three mornings and when they finish it then cleclean the feeders and put back regular crumbles
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Excellent advice, Glenda. I've used raw goats milk, buttermilk and plain yogurt often for chicks, as well as dry powdered milk in the starter. Amprolium(Corid) is better than Sulmet because Sulmet is not very effective against eimeria tenella, one type of cocci. I've battled cocci often here, every time a new batch of chicks gets on the ground lately. In addition, the Sulmet can make the intestinal bleeding continue longer than if they were on Corid.
    Thanks for posting! [​IMG]
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CORID IS VERY MUCH BETTER ARE THEY MAKING IT IN SMALL PCKAGES NOW? they had taken it off the market
    and only in liquid gallons last time I heard
    thanks for the info
    Milk is very goodfor chickens
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have a bottle of the 9.6% Corid liquid that is 16 ounces. It cost $20 for that bottle. I've had a time with cocci in the last two years, so I'm going to keep this on hand for every batch of chicks. No matter how on the spot I am in my management, it still happens lately. I've always used medicated feed, but it seems to be ineffective at the preventative dosage now, so I've changed to non medicated and will treat as necessary with Corid, then probiotics.

    Out of six feedstores in my area, only one had the Corid. They kept trying to make me buy Terramycin instead, LOL. [​IMG]
     
  5. mschickychick

    mschickychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just yesterday searching for this information so I would know what to do, when I put my chicks out, in case they should come down with it. Thanks so much for posting.
     
  6. dizzychicken

    dizzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I simply can not find the amproylium powder. Sulmet was all I had to choose from.

    So I should wait till I see that they are sick to give this to them? I saw a tad of bloody poo this morning, but all chickies are acting fine (they are eating and drinking just fine). I put them in a cage on the ground the other day while I was cleaning their brooder, so they may have gotten it then. I just am not sure if that is what it is.

    Thanks for the great advice you have given.

    Cheryl
     
  7. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you all will have to get aquainted with
    Smith Poultry & Game Bird Supply HomeA family-owned business that offers poultry and game bird books, supplies, vitamins and medication. Located in Kansas, US.
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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  8. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DizzyChicken, are you sure it was blood in the poo? I have seen reddish-looking "stuff" in my chicks' droppings, and it really worried me.....until I read the "poop page" (someone please provide the link, I don't have it bookmarked on this computer) and found that the pinkish-reddish "stuff" was actually intestinal lining, which is completely normal and harmless.
     
  9. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. welovechickens

    welovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks azelgin!
     

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