Candace, Duramycin will only work if you aren't feeding calcium. If you are feeding layer feed or additional calcium it will block the duramycin so it won't work.
I personally would only give VetRX to all the birds at this point. You can just squirt some in their water if you aren't treating one individually. The only one I would give antibiotics to is the sick one with the swollen eye. If this is a virus which most colds and flues are, antibiotics won't do any thing but imbalance their system. You should only give antibiotics when a cold or flu has caused a secondary infection, like that swollen eye or more obvious labored breathing.
I looked for Tylan at Bluestem and they didn't have it, Candace. I found some at TSC though. It would probably work better for respiratory infections than duramycin does. but you can use that until you can find something else.
I sure don't understand the price of cattle around here. They should be going way down rather than up. The stupid things are starving because of the drought. I've said I should just take a semi to Texas and load up.
BTW, the white swan went for about $180 I think. The black swan went for $250.
The next meet will be in Gardner. March 17th. If you really want to see some great birds and a great selection that is the place to go. Very organized and clean and everything is auctioned. No pre-set prices.
It's a little farther for you but well worth the drive.
In Topeka , third Sunday of every month there is an open swap at the North TSC. 9;00 till whenever. I don't recommend this one because no one checks anything and you get some pretty questionable people there.
Starting in April, the last Saturday of every month South Topeka off 75 highway there is swap at Premier farm and ranch starts at 7:30 and lasts until noon. This one is a good one most of the time.
I would like to try to organize a swap somewhere around Emporia because it is kind of a central location. I may work on that this summer some. I think it would draw a big crowd. Iknow none of these are real close to you but maybe it will help.