Bird Cycline tetracycline capsules by Thomas Labs. Anybody ever use?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Carolyn252, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Carolyn252

    Carolyn252 Mother of Chickens

    Just received them in the mail. I ordered them online.
    The capsules each contain 250 mg tetracycline hydrochloride
    and the direction say to add contents of one capsule to 8 oz of the
    only source of drinking water, make a fresh solution daily. Continue
    treatment for 5 days.

    I called the Thomas Labs just now and asked some questions.
    They said to give plain fresh water for the rest of the day, after
    they medicated water is consumed. They said to throw away the
    eggs during the five days of treatment and for the next 14 days
    after treatment is complete.

    I have three chickens and they all drink from the same two quart bowl.
    Do you think I should increase or decrease the dosage per bowl?
    Give several bowls of medicated water each day before switching to plain
    unmedicated water?

    Should I empty a few capsules of probiotics into the same water?

    Just want to provide a preventative course of antibiotics because one
    of the hens is new and having loose poops.
    Mostly I want to know if any other BYC members have actually used this product.
    (It's got a photo of a parrot on the front of the bottle.)

  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I would not use it.

    You have no "illness" and anitbiotics kill good and bad germs.

    Loose poop in a chicken is "normal" - did she have the same type of poop in quarantine? This is a fantastic poo picture guide to how vast "normal" is:

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