Whats the best medicine to treat my flock for coccidiosis?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CrazyChickensEverwhere, May 19, 2011.

  1. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found out that my chicks are dieing of coccidiosis, I can't get to the feedstore tell Saturday which stinks but I can't. What would be the best meds for them. I have to about 35-40 birds, including chicks. Plus cheaper would be better, but I guess I dont care if my chickens lifes are on the line... please help.
    Oh and once I treat them do I have to wash the coop, or will it be ok?
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Corid or Sulmet. Corid is better unless you can't find it.
     
  3. Atomic Ranch

    Atomic Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sulmet is about $9 for 16 ounces. You only need 2 tablespoons per gallon, so it goes a long way. (You'll need to mix a fresh batch each day.) It only takes 1-3 days to get rid of Cocci.

    Do you have a breeder or farmer near you? You might be able to implore someone to give you a little of theirs until Saturday.

    Edit: You could also try Sulfasol (soluble powder antibacterial) if you can't find the above mentioned.
     
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  4. Atomic Ranch

    Atomic Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any semblance of good new to report? I hope?
     
  5. HorsebackandHappy

    HorsebackandHappy Out Of The Brooder

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    Sulfadimethozine is the chemical/medicine name. I personally think corid is a joke! (based on use in goats, maybe it is better for chickens) We got our sulfadimethozine from Jeffers Pets. We got the packet of powder.
     

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