My 6 girls have been on antibiotics for the last 9 days. This is after I discovered a runny nose on one of my two news brahmas.
The two new ones are separated but the whole flock is being treated as they had mingled.
The original ones nose seems okay now, maybe a little crusty but not runny like before. The second one developed a runny nose on about day two of treatment and still has it. I've also noticed a discharge on a couple of the older girls.
The discharge is clear and does dry to form a crusty plug over the nostril. They are on doxycycline 50 (half for the older girls and quarter for the smaller girls ).
Everyone is acting normally and eating ok. I'm giving them a bit of kefir milk and coconut water (they love it). The news ones appetites are amazing. I'm filling up their container daily (would expect every other day).
One of the older girls iso sitting on half a dozen fertile eggs which I would like her to hatch (in about 19days) Another has just gone broody too.
Do I keep going with the antibiotics or should I go back to the vet to get something stronger? Is there anything else I can do to help boost their systems?
Would love to have this sorted before the chicks come along. I need the quarantine cage for mum and bubs. P'S what should I clean the cage with before putting the new family in there?