Coccidiosis maybe?

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Coccidiosis maybe?

Post by Skinny rooster » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:43 pm

Yikes help!
This morning someone crapped blood in the pen that holds five week old chicks. I ran out of medicated feed and was using grower. I moved them to a bigger pen Saturday, I thought their old pen was getting too small but everyone seemed happy and healthy.

Should I wait and see, it looks like the last time it happened. Is there anything that I can do or is there only the medication that will help? This can go wrong fast so I am just looking for input from the experienced people please.

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Re: Coccidiosis maybe?

Post by WLLady » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:48 pm

you need to get some amprolium. many feed stores will have it for cattle. the medicated feed is a preventative, if they were off it and then got cocci you will need a much higher dose than what is in the feed to actually beat it back. the dose for them is on the bottle.....
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Post by Killerbunny » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:39 pm

Don't wait! What she said - good luck.
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Re: Coccidiosis maybe?

Post by windwalkingwolf » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:19 pm

No, don't wait! If you have some cream, you can make them drink it to help soothe inflamed bowels, but it's a very temporary stopgap. They need medicine quickly.

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Re: Coccidiosis maybe?

Post by Kbr42 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:08 pm

No, don't wait. Something to think about Cocci stays in your soil. You'd can't get rid of it. I learned the hard way with that one. So, when I introduce new chicks to my environment I do it slowly and make sure they only have medicated chick starter. Then I watch. The first sign one is slowing down I put vitamins into their water for a few days and keep them inside. Then I try the process again. It seems to work for me. I have a group that's out side all day now and no one is showing any ill effects.
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