Antibiotics for chickens - suggestions?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunbear1224, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. bbred64

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    Do you guys prefer tylan 50 or 200, and how many cc do you give them
     
  2. bbred64

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    Tylan
     
  3. 8fowl

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    I'm kinda new to the chicken community, but I know with children antibiotics are not a "cure all". My rooster has vomited and then immediately went back to eating so I figured that he just choked. But just now I realized he has diarrhea, so would you recommend antibiotics or just electrolytes. Otherwise he's acting perfectly normal.
     
  4. casportpony

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    I would worm him with something like Safeguard or Valbazen before I tried antibiotics.

    -Kathy
     
  5. 8fowl

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    Okay, thanks!
     
  6. navida

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    My chicken hasn't layed an egg in several weeks. Has hot to the touch of his bottom end. And loose yellowish drainage. I think has a bacterial infection from egg yoke not making an egg. I'm new to chickens so need some help. I have Metronidazole 250 mg. Which is Flagel. What would the dose be and how do I administer it?
     
  7. navida

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    I meant "HER", not his bottom.:>)
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Have you stuck your finger in her vent to check for an egg or mass?

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  9. navida

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    I did today and a ton of fluids shot out of her! Then I tried again and felt something but it didn't feel like an egg. Kind of softish. But I'm new to this.:>(

    Still no egg. But she's trying.:>(
     
  10. navida

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    Do I go up? or down? or straight in?....sigh.....sorry but I've never had this happen before.
     

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