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Originally Posted by karenblaze

I'm only treating 1 rooster. What dosage should I give him daily. I already mixed my gallon.

What does you bag look like?

-Kathy

The dosage of 1/8 tsp in a gallon of water is way too low.  If you look above you will see that the company replied to Linda that:

400mg dosage is 1 and ¼ level tablespoons per gallon of water.

800mg dosage is 2 and ½ level tablespoons per gallon of water.

Antibiotics diluted in water are supposed to be the only drinking water available to the bird during the treatment. The bird drinks as much water as it requires during the day, and receives the right amount of antibiotic for their bodyweight.  (The logic being that smaller birds drink a lot less per day than bigger birds.)

Is your rooster isolated, or with the rest of the flock?  If he is on his own then you can treat him easily, but if he is in with other birds then you will have to treat the whole flock.

Started out with 3 birds. Currently at 10 pullets, 1 roo and 5 chicks

- chicken maths is definitely getting the better of me!

Member of the Derperella Club - we're all just going round the rooster here.

RIP Blackie (the best hen ever), Rusty (too curious once too often) and Cinders (my grey girl)

Started out with 3 birds. Currently at 10 pullets, 1 roo and 5 chicks

- chicken maths is definitely getting the better of me!

Member of the Derperella Club - we're all just going round the rooster here.

RIP Blackie (the best hen ever), Rusty (too curious once too often) and Cinders (my grey girl)

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Originally Posted by KayTee

The dosage of 1/8 tsp in a gallon of water is way too low.  If you look above you will see that the company replied to Linda that:

400mg dosage is 1 and ¼ level tablespoons per gallon of water.

800mg dosage is 2 and ½ level tablespoons per gallon of water.

Antibiotics diluted in water are supposed to be the only drinking water available to the bird during the treatment. The bird drinks as much water as it requires during the day, and receives the right amount of antibiotic for their bodyweight.  (The logic being that smaller birds drink a lot less per day than bigger birds.)

Is your rooster isolated, or with the rest of the flock?  If he is on his own then you can treat him easily, but if he is in with other birds then you will have to treat the whole flock.

Actually, it is not. They made a serious error. I've called them and talked about it and I think the dosing info has been removed from their current brochure.

-Kathy

I will remix with the higher dosage. He is not isolated. I was going to give it to him with a syringe. I read you shouldn't eat the eggs from the hens if they are on the antibiotic. That is why I was trying to only treat him.
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Originally Posted by karenblaze

I'm only treating 1 rooster. What dosage should I give him daily. I already mixed my gallon. I'm using oxytetracycline. Thanks.

Use 1.25 teaspoons per quart.

-Kathy

@KayTee , there are ~20 tablespoons of powder in the package of oxytetracycline 10 and the package is supposed to make 12.5 gallons. Double check my math, but I think you'll find that there is no possible way for the 800mg  dose to be 2.5 tablespoons.

Same company also claims that one tablespoon = 2 ounces, so someone there really should proof their data sheets a little better.

-Kathy

Edited by casportpony - 10/31/15 at 1:50pm
Thank you so much. I've been worried about him. I took him to the vet & they wanted to put him under antistegia & do a scope. I wasn't comfortable with that. I'm doing everything possible to keep them all happy & healthy.
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Originally Posted by karenblaze

Thank you so much. I've been worried about him. I took him to the vet & they wanted to put him under antistegia & do a scope. I wasn't comfortable with that. I'm doing everything possible to keep them all happy & healthy.

You're welcome!

-Kathy

# Oxytetracycline 37%

This package weighs 280 grams

Package contains 102.4 grams oxytetracycline

102.4 /  280 = 0.37 , which means that it's 37% oxytetracycline and 63% filler

370 mg per gram

One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 370mg = 1110 mg per teaspoon

The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~3/4 teaspoons

# Oxytetracycline - 343 - 76%

102.4 /  135.5 = 0.76 , which means that it's 76% oxytetracycline and 24% filler

760 mg per gram

One teaspoon probably weighs 3 grams, so it's 3 x 760mg = 2280 mg per teaspoon

The 800 mg dose for one gallon = ~1/3 slightly rounded teaspoon

-Kathy

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