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post #11 of 18
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One of my hens has her head pulled in and her feathers just looking wild.  She is eating and drinking, just doesn't look right.  I have added electrolytes and vitamins to the water.  What else should I do?  I am in east Texas and it has been wet for so long!  The run has a dirt floor with lots of pine needles over it.  I change their water twice a day.  They have an inside coop, but they sleep in the covered run.  It has been in the 30's at night the past couple days, but gets into the 50's or higher during the day.   I try to change out the dirty pine needles.  I also put some DE mixed in the needles hoping to keep some of the bugs down.  I have 3 hens out of 5 that are still laying, but I don't know if it is this one.  Should I try giving her some duramycin-10 and if so, how much and what is the best way to give it?  Also how many doses would you give? 

The Duramycin-10 800mg dose is 1.5 tablespoons per gallon. Not saying she needs it, just want you to know how much the dose is because there are lots of posts on various forums with the incorrect amount.

-Kathy
post #12 of 18
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Thank you, I will keep that in my duck kit. How long would you give it and would it be good for infected wounds or respiratory problems?
post #13 of 18
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I kept the five girls in the coop today, Big Daddy was not happy about it. I will put him in tonight, but take him out in the morning. I think the girls need the rest.
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post #15 of 18
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I think they look better today.   It is getting cold tonight, but they are in the coop with a heater.  It should keep it about 45 to 50.  I let Big Daddy in with his girls at night, I hope he doesn't pester them to much.  I am surprised that I have gotten 5 eggs a day since I put them inside.  I was only getting 3 to 4 a day before.  When do ducks stop laying in the winter?  If we get some sunshine tomorrow I hope to let them all out for a little while.  

post #16 of 18
Please be careful with the heater. I worry about fire.

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I will be careful with the heater, I clean it everyday and only use it if it is freezing at night.  It does not run all the time.  It is up on a shelf where they can't knock it off.   They all look much better this morning.  It is sunny and they are out side enjoying the grass and sun. 

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I will be careful with the heater, I clean it everyday and only use it if it is freezing at night.  It does not run all the time.  It is up on a shelf where they can't knock it off.   They all look much better this morning.  It is sunny and they are out side enjoying the grass and sun. 

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