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    possible mycoplasma in 4 week old silkie taking Baytril

    MG is not in all backyard flocks, but it can be common. When one gets chicks from a person with MG in their flock, the disease comes with them. It lives about 3 days in the environment, and once all chickens are gone, it is possible to clean and get new chicks that are healthy. In Mexico, I...
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    possible mycoplasma in 4 week old silkie taking Baytril

    Mycoplasma can be common in some backyard flocks, and in wild birds. It is sad to start out with sick birds, but since they might have MG, they all could possibly test positive for it. Everyone handles these things differently. Testing is certainly the best thing to document what disease the...
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    possible mycoplasma in 4 week old silkie taking Baytril

    Since they have all been together for 4 weeks, I don’t see any point in keeping the chick separated or worry too much. Baytril is banned for chickens, but some vets do still prescribe it for certain infections. The chick may never lay as well or be as healthy as others, but it may recover from...
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