Two dead--in less then a day

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smallfarmerky, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. smallfarmerky

    smallfarmerky New Egg

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    Ok here is what I know..... new coop, new flock, first chickens we ever had. Have been in a large coop not outside. Moved to an old calf barn lot and let out two days. Have been feeding a starter/grower with a coccidiostat 'Amprolium" for several weeks. Still feeding but also gave one cup of scrach grains and one small cup (less then 1/4 tea cup) of oryster slees and grit. all feed free choice. Treated water today with an electrolyte powder. I also bought a bottle of liquid amprolium, but after reading the feed bag it said use the feed as the sole source of amprolium so i did not add to the water..... Droppings seem to have some blood. Do you think this is coccidiosis???? What is an emergency treatment option?
     
  2. dawg53

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    I would go ahead and treat them with the 9.6% oral corid solution that you have. Dosage is 9.5cc per gallon of water and give for 5 days straight.
    The amprolium in the bag is minute in quantity and is used to help the chicks build immunity to cocci over time. Edited; dont add electrolytes or anything else to the corid/water mixture.
     
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  4. smallfarmerky

    smallfarmerky New Egg

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    And the third died today [​IMG] treating water, this is one bad protozan!
     

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