Sick hen need advice
- Monkey Lookout
Firstly, i'd suggest you isolate the chicken. If its a viral respiratory issue then antibiotics will not work (but its good to give them as they help fight off secondary infections). I'd also put vitamins / electrolytes in her water also as this will help her immune system deal with a virus better.
My flock as infectious bronchitis - but i know what it is, so i simply put vitamins in the whole flocks' water and let them deal with it - usually in a week or so they get over it. If your chicken has been sneezing for weeks, it could be something more sinister so maybe others can help with a diagnosis.
I have no experience with gape worm, so i'll let others with more experience help on that one.
I too have a sneezing chicken. She has been sneezing for a few months now. My flock has mycoplasma but Tylan and baytril didn't have any effect on this little chicken this time around. The bacteria may have become resistant and need a different antibiotic.
I'm currently waiting for my vet to order some doxycyline injections which will hopefully do the job.
I also worm with Flubenvet twice a year. I haven't experienced gapeworm myself but I've read if it is a bad infestation you may be able to see them down her throat.
Hope shes feeling better soon