antibiotics for respiratory and eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FromChictoChick, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost a pullet yesterday. Today a yr old buff orpington appeared to have clear bubbles in one eye and I think I heard faint sneeze.

    All otherwise appear healthy, active, good appetites and those of laying age do seem to be laying, good weights aand glossy feathers

    I put Apple cider vinegar in water

    I try to keep my flock all natural. If I treat for
    respiratory illness:
    Is there an effective natural treatment?
    If I have to use an antibiotic what should I use and will the eggs be unsafe? If so, how long?
     
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  2. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what I did incorrectly, please advise

    I listed the symptoms and the hen's age, condition, etc
    Coop is dry and ventilated. Weather is cold (Massachusetts)
    Feed is naturewise and is new and well stored

    Appetites normal, activity normal, stools seem normal, feathers glossy
    Hens of laying age seem to be laying normally for season

    Symptoms: bubbles (clear) in one eye of buff orpington hen (1yo) possibly sneezing. Didn't see nasal discharge

    pullet fbcm died this morning after signs of illness yesterday including raspy/wheezy, lethargic, puffed up feathers, drooped tail, eyes closed

    How do I treat respiratory ailment?
    Is there a natural, effective treatment?
    If not, what antibiotics do I use and does it effect eggs (if so, how long? )
     
  4. dawg53

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    Bubbles in the eye, faint sneezing...it could be an environmental issue such as ammonia fumes from soiled bedding, dirt or debris in her eye, feed dust, pollen, pesticide use. All these can be corrected or eliminated. However, it could possibly be the onset of a respiratory disease. Respiratory diseases are contageous to other chickens. Some respiratory diseases are treatable with antibiotics but birds are never cured and survivors are carriers. If you decide to treat and not cull the sick bird, tylan 50 injectable would be a good choice to treat your BO. Keep in mind that you'll have to maintain a closed flock, remember biosecurity.
     
  5. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    sorry dear, I wasn't implying that you did anything incorrectly. But you did give good additional information. :) I was just trying to help. :) Best wishes.
     
  6. FromChictoChick

    FromChictoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't keep roos so breeding isn't an issue. Only 10 backyard hens.

    If it's respiratory and I don't cull... Are the eggs safe to eat and I sell to family/friends/coworkers?
     
  7. dawg53

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    I never mentioned anything about roosters or breeding. Most respiratory diseases are passed through eggs. The ethical and moral thing to do is to inform your family/friends/coworkers that you are selling eggs from possibly diseased bird(s.) Then let them decide what to do. Perhaps you can eat a boiled egg in front of them.
     

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