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Hi everyone i am a 4-her from southern Florida, although it is normally hot and humid the last two days it has been drier and a tad cooler. When i went out to my coop one of my polish pullets who is a little over two months old was breathing heavily through her mouth and making a sound from time to time, the best way i could describe it would be the noise from a rubber chicken. Being new I am so lost as to what to do; she is eating, drinking and running around normally but the sound she is making has me concerned.Her poop is just like all of my others and none of my other girls are acting this way.  Any knowledge would help!!

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Look inside the throat with a flashlight in case of her having food or a foreign object stuck in the airway. A respiratory disease can also cause that from a mucus plug in the airway. Moldy bedding from water spills or feed can cause fungal infections. Also bacterial or viral diseases suchas MG, coryza, and ILT can also cause problems. Look for any eye or nasal drainage, swelling around an eye, cough or sneeze, or noisy breathing.  If MG or coryza is suspected, antibiotics such as Tylan,, oxytetracycline, and erythromycin can be given. To help less chances of a respiratory disease, never add new chickens to your flock without a 1-2 month quarantine, make sure ventilation in the coop is good by adding windows, prevent water spills, and keep bedding clean and dry. Here is a good link to read about common respiratory diseases:  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

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Look inside the throat with a flashlight in case of her having food or a foreign object stuck in the airway. A respiratory disease can also cause that from a mucus plug in the airway. Moldy bedding from water spills or feed can cause fungal infections. Also bacterial or viral diseases suchas MG, coryza, and ILT can also cause problems. Look for any eye or nasal drainage, swelling around an eye, cough or sneeze, or noisy breathing.  If MG or coryza is suspected, antibiotics such as Tylan,, oxytetracycline, and erythromycin can be given. To help less chances of a respiratory disease, never add new chickens to your flock without a 1-2 month quarantine, make sure ventilation in the coop is good by adding windows, prevent water spills, and keep bedding clean and dry. Here is a good link to read about common respiratory diseases:  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
i am sitting out with her right now and i checked in her throat and it looks like there is a lot of mucus but she has no discharge from her eyes or nose, what should i do from here?
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I would start either some Tylan 50 injectable orally , or if she is drinking well, you could start some oxytetracycline in her water. Tylan 50 dosage is 1/2 ml orally twice a day for 5 days. You will need a few 20 or 22 gauge needles and syringes to remove it from the vial, but remove the needle to give it orally.

 

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I would start either some Tylan 50 injectable orally , or if she is drinking well, you could start some oxytetracycline in her water. Tylan 50 dosage is 1/2 ml orally twice a day for 5 days. You will need a few 20 or 22 gauge needles and syringes to remove it from the vial, but remove the needle to give it orally.

 

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I just got the Tylan 50 today and have read so many different things about how you should administer it, what way do you think would be the best for her?

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