FOLLOW UP: Using Oxine 2.5-3tsp. per cup of water morn./eve -15-20min sessions via a vaporizor. It states cool vapor is ideal but I only had a normal Vaporizor. I also found an old Nasal mist inhaler. I actually have to get in the coop in the Morn. with them to keep them in a corner area so they get the mist. I had to drape the door some so the vapor would build a little. You are also disinfecting the Coop at the same time. I pulse the Nasal pump intermittently since they aren't getting the Vaporizor full time. At night its so much easier when they are on the roost since the vapors rise. Its amazing to see that one Hen moves over close to the mist & closes her eyes. She starts sleeping so I know I'm on the right track.
I noticed one hen had a distended Crop & wasn't eating. I made my Fungal brew which is 4-5 drops of Oxine in a Qt. of water with 4 drops of Oregano Oil (Best buy on Amazon "Natural Factors Oregano oil with the 80% Carvacol rating"). It does have Olive oil in it but it still has at least a 65- 70% rating. I have tried it myself at the start of a Cold. It will burn if you make it too strong but let me tell you it does the trick! I even got rid of a sm. wart just wiping a sm. amt. Full Strength Morn./Eve. for a week. If you look on the Internet OR your local Health Food store you will pay MUCH MORE for the Organic. FYI: I paid $26 at a local store but paid 1/2 this through Amazon free shipping if you get another Super Saver item to get over $25.
Back to the Chickens. Within 24HRS. The Hen with the Bloated crop is eating(Give Meatbird with sm. amt of layer crumble of broken pellet). They will crave the Meatbird. Stay away from too much Carbs/sugar(Layer pellet/Corn aren't good). Per lots of reading Chickens with Lung issues of ANY kind Fungal or Viral the Meatbird helps their weight & to overcome the problem.
I will have to do this Vapor treament for AT LEAST 2 Weeks. I will probably go at least 3 to TRY & make sure I get all the Mold in their Lungs.
The "1" issue is that they have been exposed on & off for so long that this heavy mucus I mentioned above is actually produced by the Hen in an attempt to Wall off the Fungus. IF this has happened IN THE LUNGS then the Oxine supposedly CANNOT Penetrate that. I'm hoping with prior use of LA 200/Denegard that it didn't ever get that far. Both are Antibiotics that have a drying affect. Technically it states that the Antibiotics only fight secondary infections but I can't tell you how many times the LA 200 dried them out & got them back on track. The problem was that they were being exposed again & again.
We Will see. It states that Stress will make the symptoms re-appear or moist conditions(Winter). The pattern-symptoms are just like CRD.