Corid (Amprolium) 20% Soluble Powder is an aid in the treatment and prevention of coccidiosis. This water soluble powder can be administered in the drinking water or as a drench. For chickens I use 3.5 tablespoons per gallon of water and the solution is good for up to 3 days. Treat the entire flock using this as the only source of water for 5 days. If you are experiencing deaths from coccidia, this will usually stop the dying within 24 hours. Within 3-5 days birds should be acting normally again. There is a premixed solution available but I believe this powder works better as you can make your own solution and potency.
Symptoms of coccidia is usually dirty poopy butts, weakness and lethargy and often includes extremely bloody poops, and I don’t mean a little blood, I mean it looks like pure blood and your surprised that chicken is still walking after that. I have also seen this extreme case stopped in its tracks with Corid.
Coccidiosis is a common, and sometimes deadly, parasitic disease that affects chicken and poultry through ingestion. The parasites enter a chicken’s system when chickens eat food or drink water that has been contaminated with infected soil or feces from other infected birds, honestly I highly doubt anyone has land that does not have coccidia already on it.
Coccidiosis occurs more often in the spring and summer when the soil is warm and moist giving the parasites ideal conditions to survive until they can find a host. Young birds are more susceptible than older birds, and if a bird has been infected and cured, it should be immune to future infections from the same strain of coccidia.
Since chicks are more commonly infected, it’s a good idea to feed them a medicated starter feed or to have them sprayed with Amprolium while at the hatchery. As of the fall of 2021 all birds from Koops Coops will be sprayed for Coccidia to help aid in preventing this terrible infection. Once a chick has been sprayed you do not need to feed them medicated feed. The medicated feed will not “cancel” the spray but extra medicine doesn’t provide more protection is what my vet told me.