Edited by Beer can - 2/8/16 at 5:18pm
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DH finally got out to the feed store and picked up an antibiotic. He got Tetroxy HCA-280.
The package says not for use with laying hens, but Google says there's a withdrawal period (but I couldn't get a clear answer on how long).
But didn't somebody here recommend a different antibiotic? She isn't laying right now anyways, but still. I'm not set up to isolate her too easily, either. I suppose I could move all of the bantams in with the big birds and just hope the rooster doesn't try to mate with one of the wee sebright hens, lol. That would free up the grow-out pen/coop for Sickie.
Anyways, do we have the right antibiotic? Or should we use something else?
I would check out Craigs list for your area ...I am sure you would find someone local
Ridgway Hatchery in Ohio. Pretty sure M&W price was a little lower than on Ridgway's website.
Don't know personally how their cornishX are but the 15 RIRs (production reds I'm sure) got through them were very healthy, and the egglayingist chickens I've ever encountered, I don't see how a leghorn could lay more.
The broad breasted white turkeys we went into with my inlaws, wow super huge, grew fast, no health problems, they're not like cornishX frankenchickens, free range just fine. Had one hen or whatever a turkey girls called lived a couple yrs (I couldn't chop off her head, she followed me around like a dog, well more lika cat) laid tons of big eggs, biggest pickled eggs I ever made.
He got Tetroxy HCA-280. a withdrawal period -USUALLY 1* -2 WEEKS
i USE AMOXILLIN - i GET IT FROM EBAY - FISH mOX
tHIS IS FROM MY MEDICINE FILE
Duramycin-10 (tetracycline hydrochloride) broad spectrum antibiotics for use in chickens and other livestock. See the drug label information for dosage and usage information. When antibiotic treatment is complete, feed plain yogurt or buttermilk to restore good gut flora.
Tylan 50 labeled for cattle or swine use to treat bacterial respiratory infections such as coryza or mycoplasma. Dosage is 1/2 1 cc per chicken. When antibiotic treatment is complete, feed plain yogurt or buttermilk to restore good gut flora.
ANTIBIOTICS: People with chickens should keep a supply of antibiotics in case of upper respiratory or other bacterial infection symptoms. We recommend two prescription antibiotics:
a) BAYTRIL. Give one 22.7 mg (milligram) tablet per five pounds of bodyweight twice a day, morning and evening, for 10 to 14 days. DO NOT STOP GIVING AN ANTIBIOTIC AFTER A FEW DAYS WHEN SYMPTOMS SEEM TO DISAPPEAR. THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO IS TO STOP THE ANTIBIOTOC TREATMENT BEFORE 7 - 10 DAYS: THE INFECTION WILL MOST LIKELY COME BACK STRONGER THAN EVER AND MAY THEN BE UNTREATABLE. (In our experience 10 – 14 days is best.)
b) METRONIDAZOLE. Each tablet 250 mg. Give smaller birds ½ tablet by mouth once daily for 5 days for respiratory infections. Give ½ tablet once daily for other infections. If the bird is 8 pounds or heavier, try one whole tablet once a day for 5 days.
The dosage is 5mg/lb. So, if you have the Amoxidrops and your chicken is 5 pounds, you give .5mL (one-half mL, NOT five mL), which= 25 mg. If you want to try to give pills, give one-half of a 50 mg pill once daily. One study said twice that is safe.
Respiratory antibiotic, 1/2cc subcutaneously and 1/2cc in the breast for 7 to 10 days to treat CRD.
Respiratory antibiotic, is 1/2 cc just under the skin in back of neck also for 5-7 days to treat CRD.
Hey all you Hudson valley residents... I'll be receiving eggs some time this week (they ship out Monday from way up state) and I've only got a few coming. I was wondering if anyone has any large egg layers, preferably a unique egg color. I'm in 10524, will PayPal and hope you're within an hour of me so I could pick up but not a must! I'd like them by this Friday. Thanks all!