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As long as they are not too sick to drink, you can just mix the Duramycin in their only water source and no need to use syringes. Make a new batch of this antibiotic water daily.

But....if you do use syringes, you can use the same one on all the birds and dip them in the solution. They have all been exposed to this bacteria, so it doesnt matter at this point.

Good job on the heat lamp too! Sick birds get cold and dont heal well when chilled.

Ok then, keep us posted on their progress, and I hope you can get them back to good health soon!! :-)

 

I've added water inside the coop, for hens that aren't going outside, and also placed a bowl on the poop board - in a clear spot, because there are 3 girls up there that aren't coming down. I did get meds into them this morning. In the inside run, I decided to add one of the chick waterers - the canning jar with the red plastic dish under it. So glad I did that because The girls went to that immediately and started drinking from it. I will have to check it frequently.

 

Re: the poop... this morning they were back to the runs. It's a good thing that I've had experience with my kids. They will recover, and I will survive and be more experienced about a lot of different things!

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Bread isn't the most nutritious foods to feed chickens, LOL, however it does help dry up the runs. Bananas do to, if you can get them to eat them. My birds won't touch bananas but some birds will. LOL

 

Either way, you are doing a great job! The Duramycin should kick in within 2 or 3 days. Keep them on this stuff until they can go 4 or 5 days symptom free. Probably 10 days will be the max.

 

Keep us posted!! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

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Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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