What do I do with a chick that has coccacidia!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WooingWyandotte, May 20, 2011.

  1. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 25, 2011
    Nor cal
    I noticed that her poop was green and watery with some blood in it. I have had coccacidia (did I spell that right?) problems before and we had to end up killing a chicken, I don't want a repeat of this. As far as I know the chick is eating and drinking, it is 5 weeks old and has almost all it's feathers. I noticed the poop was green yesterday but I didn't think anything was really wrong. But this morning I took them (2 chicks) outside and the SLW pooped some watery light green poop with red here and there. Is there something I can do to nip this in the bud? Is it some other worm?
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  2. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 25, 2011
    Nor cal
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Go to your local livestock store and buy some corid, it is in the cattle section and give 1 tsp per gallon for 5 days.
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Use corid. It kills cocci. Young chicks are very prone to it and older hens if under any stress. Also if its been really wet and warm it is worse. I don't know the dosage. Good luck with all your flock. I would treat them all at one time. When the dosage of corid is finished give them some pure real yogurt to help them heal. It interferes with the med if given together. Gloria Jean
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Green is not coccidia, green is from free-ranging - eating grass and things IMO - have you checked the poop chart? You can also see blood when they shed some of their intestinal lining
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  6. bigtooks

    bigtooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Norwalk, Ohio
    If you can't find corid right away then try apple cider vinegar in their water..that helped my chickens
    when TSC didn't have corid..Hope this helps.
  7. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 20, 2010
    Faison, NC
    I have treated with Sulmet, 2 tablespoons per gallon of water with great results also get those babies on medicated chick starter, it has low amounts of corid ( I think) in it already to help prevent cocci.

    I agree with jerseygirl1 check the poop chart here, and compare.
    Chicks with Cocci will be puffed up and have blood red poop.
  8. kelar

    kelar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    The amprol in medicated chick starter will not treat or even prevent cocci although is it supposed to help. I use sulmet for treatment since corid (which is amprol) only treats for one type of cocci. 2 tablespoons per gallon of water for 2 days, then half that for an additional 4 days. If I'm still seeing symptoms, I follow this with a five day treatment with corid at the rate of 2 tsp. per gallon of water.
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    You can put them on a Medicated Chick Starter or Game Bird Starter that's active ingredient is Lasalocid.
    You can also use Sulmet in there drinking water if you can not find a Medicated Chick Starter or Game Bird Starter that's active ingredient is Lasalocid.

    Amprolium which goes by the trade names Corid and Amprovine, Amprolium, Amprol, Anticoccid and is a thiamine analog, competitively inhibits the active transport of thiamine (B1).

    Lasalocid goes by the trade name Bovatec. Bovatec (lasalocid) is a coccidiocide that kills coccidia. It is an ionophore that moves potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium into the cell causing the cell to burst. Bovatec works primarily on a single developmental stage of coccidia, providing a more narrow range of action than Deccox.

    Last edited: May 20, 2011

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