2-3 week chicks sneezing / Oxytetracycline dosage

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ILuvSilkies4208, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. ILuvSilkies4208

    ILuvSilkies4208 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, all, I have silkie chicks between 2-3 weeks of age. 2 of 5 have presented with sneezing. My local feed store sent me home with oxytetracycline but I feel better inquiring here about dosage. I have 10g of soluable powder. Any other ideas or suggestions for boosting immune system or how to keep these little guys healthy would be most appreciated also. This is my first season as a chicken owner and I'm trying to do the best I can. I prefer keeping things as natural or 'organic' as possible, but by the same token I am not willing to lose my flock. Thank you in advance!
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm guessing you have a package that states total weight at 181.5g(6.4oz) and contains 10g of oxytetracycline?

    If so page 2

    http://www.durvet.com/dl/Durvet-Poultry-Brochure.pdf

    May I suggest supplementing them with nutritional yeast (or even baking yeast) to give them a health boost, it has a boat load of Vitamin B complex and other goodies... Just sprinkle some on the food...
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014

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