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are sounding like the have a chest cold! Here are the symptoms in at least 3:

~mouth breathing

~rattly breathing (rales)

~sneezing, sounds like a trumpet or horn

~NO face or comb/wattle swelling

~NO discharge from nostrils or eyes

~NO white spots on legs or comb/wattles

~eating and drinking well

~lessened egg production from hens d/t daytime hours decreasing I think

~hens that do not have these symptoms are not laying much either and are eating well, there are some droppings I have noticed around to be watery and some others to be diarrhea but brown in color.

All layer feed has the stryke III wormer mixed atm. I just applied some VetRx to symptomatic birds last night and the nesting houses are cleaned every few days, as they roost in them at night too.

We do get some fog in the early mornings, and we have gone through a couple of off and on weeks of heat waves and cooler temps.


Any thoughts?

TIA

I don't intend to criticize you but when it comes to doctoring chickens, an ounce of prevention is usually worth a ton of cure.  Therefor the most effective medical device available to professional chicken keepers is a kill stick.

Some of us would rather treat than cull, so for me, my most effective items are tube feeding supplies, a scale, fluids and various medications.

-Kathy
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I don't intend to criticize you but when it comes to doctoring chickens, an ounce of prevention is usually worth a ton of cure.  Therefor the most effective medical device available to professional chicken keepers is a kill stick.


I am not sure I follow? How am I to "prevent" this? Are you suggesting the "kill stick" is to cull them? Because I really do not think the is the answer when trying to save the girls I have. I don't have the means to just go buy more chicks and rear in a brooder for x amount of weeks until they are ready for the out doors then have to wait for the others that are left to accept them, and then wait 6 months for them to start laying, provided I don't loose any over the winter. I had to start over from scratch, these are the chickens I received for free from others willing to help me start over so we can have self sustainability again!

If it is necessary to use an antibiotic for a short period to ensure the health of the flock, and do a clean sweep of the enclosure and coops, to save the adults I have so they survive to become broody this spring to hatch out more chicks to raise for us so we have food again, meat and eggs alike, then that is what I am going to try and accomplish here. Yes, I may loose a couple to this, I am not blind to that, I understand how this works and that it takes dedication and diligence. I love BYC because of all the support and advice, all the people who are experienced over years of trial and error. I appreciate your concern, and perhaps you did not intend criticism, but really, by just stating such suggests just that, and furthermore, I in no way claim to be professional, nor expect for others to assume such. I only raise what is necessary to provide for my family, and anything in excess goes to extended family and friends, free of charge always! If there is ever going to be a reason to have to cull any of the flock due to disease it will have to be an incurable one for me do such a thing, or I will have to have at least tried everything possible before doing such a drastic measure!

 

Thank you though for your thought and concern.

Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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post #13 of 15
Many people will suggest culling when you get a respiratory infection like myoplasma, IB, ILT, etc. If you treat with Tylan and they get better, chances are pretty good that it is mycoplasma, which is a bummer. Google mycoplasma in poultry and you'll see why.

-Kathy
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If the tetroxy looks like the one in the link below the 800mg dose is ~3/4 teaspoons per gallon.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1022878/oxytetracyline-and-tetracycline-powder-doses#post_15873080


-Kathy


I think that is the one, but it looked different, the package was more silver, and had more white on the sticker lable, but the brand name looks the same. It said not to use on chickens that were used for consumeable egg production.

There are many different oxytetracylines and tetracyclines. If the specs on the bag match the one in the link, then that's the dose. Can you do me a favor? Next time you're at the feed store can you take a picture of the bag so I can add it to that thread?

-Kathy
post #15 of 15
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Wow all the girls and boy we treated with the Tylan50 sound so awesome tonight we hen we went to give them their 4th dose tonight! Last night I gave them their dose and I could still hear some rattly breathing, and tonight I don't hear any! So another 2 doses then let them be for withdrawal for a week then I can start on the next batch😀

Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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Trying out the homesteading life!

Not just for self sustainability, but to teach and involve our family in the making, caring and cultivating processes of all life. Veggies, Fruit, Meat & Eggs. To grow enough veggies and fruit to raise the flock on, along with creating a backyard flock capable of reproducing meat and eggs.

 

Next adventure for 2017~ Canning and raising beef~

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