antibiotics in water

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gville_Wellies, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Gville_Wellies

    Gville_Wellies Out Of The Brooder

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    When you administer antibiotics in water, does it matter if the chickens don't drink all the water you give them?
     
  2. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its probably better if they drink it all, but some of it is a start. If she's still looking down, just give her another dose.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    That's the problem with antibiotics that have to be mixed in water, but sometimes there isnt much choice. A sick chicken wont drink or drink enough of the treated water or enough of it to be effective. I would recommend dosing with a full syringe (without needle) of the mixture at least 3-4 times a day for however long the recommended treatment lasts. If you dont do this, the chicken wont get better and health will deteriorate.
     

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