1 hen is sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nccountrygirl, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I have 1 hen that will sneeze occasionally. I am going to the feed store to get some Terramycin so I can treat it before it gets to bad, my question is do I put it in the waterer so all of them can get some and is there a withholding time with the eggs. Thanks
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    IMO, an occasional sneeze isn't a reason to give antibiotics. Mine sneeze if the bedding gets too dusty or if they pig out on food or get water up their noses. If there are no other symptoms, I would not medicate and start any antibiotic resistance going.
    But as to your other question, after a round of that antibiotic, I'd wait two weeks before eating the eggs after the treatment is over.
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    my DH said that she sounds like a duck, she has some congestion to.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ok, well, congestion is another matter altogether. You need to separate her from the others and you can use the Terramycin if you want. Not knowing what she has, it may not be strong enough. My philosophy has changed in regard to ill birds lately, but I won't expound on it here in your thread.
     
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Thank you Speckledhen
     

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