So.. I went back down and one of the chickens had knocked over that little waterer.. soaking the nesting box area. I took all the shavings out and cleaned out the area. As I was cleaning up, Happy was holding up her left leg. I had given the shot in the left breast and I knew it might be sore. She was not putting any pressure on the leg. I was thinking that the medicine might be stuck in the area if she didn't move around so I got out some treats and she did go for a few. When I was done, Merebear was up in the nesting area with her head turned completely against the wall. With tears running down my cheeks, I said goodbye. Happy had stopped moving and was really struggling to breathe or walk. I said my goodbye to her too. Sobbing, I came upstairs. About an hour later, I went back down with a box thinking the end had happened. I found happy in the middle of the coop eating normal food and Merebear had just laid an egg. .................................. She hasn't laid in a couple of weeks. Her shell was thin and the end was a bit broken. I'll need a way to get some oyster shells in her?
So I went ahead and dosed the entire flock with shots.. even the 8 week old chicks because one of them was lethargic. For a while tonight, they seemed 'okay'. I can tell Happy and Mere are still struggling and they might not make it through the night. We did play for a bit. I just left and Mere and Happy were snuggling together in a corner of the coop sleeping. For the first time in a while, I have a bit of hope.
If this doesn't work, they've tried LS-50. Is there any other medication to try for trouble breathing or...... **sigh** I wish the autopsy report would come back.