I did research but found so many opinions I am going batty! I have 15+/- LF mixed flock of 10 month old LF hens & roos with some weird raspy cackeling Question.... do I give them all tylan or should I give the sulmet in the water for 5 days? I only have those meds on hand! I am thinking going directly to the tylan??? This is my plan.... tylan 50 injectable, but I will give orally. Dosage is 1/2cc for standard size birds for 5 days, 1/4cc for smaller birds for 5 days. You should see improvement by the 3rd or 4th day....continue and include the 5th day dosing. You can pull up the amount needed and squirt it onto a piece of bread and feed it to her. Make sure to use only the amount of bread she will eat so that she gets the entire dose. The reason you administer for 5 days is because it takes longer to absorb into their system, alot is excreted, not like injecting once a day for 3 days where it goes directly into the respiratory system. or Pull the wattles down and the mouth will open, then squirt the liquid in the mouth. Then quickly release the wattles so the bird can swallow the liquid on her own without aspirating. She may struggle abit before you dose her but will tire, hang on to the wattles and dont let go. SHOULD I do the ACV or BLEACH in this case? BLEACH ~ "2 cups bleach to 1 gal. water and then add in a 1 gal. water bucket 1 oz of the mix and water all for at least 24 hours. It's a very dilute bleach solution - probably to reduce transmission of an infectious agent through the shared waterers. Like putting Oxine is the waterers, which some people do all of the time." ACV~ Give your birds an astringent solution at the rate of four teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to each gallon of water (but never in galvanized metal containers). The tannin in ACV will reduce the viscosity of mucus, and 'cuts through' the coatings in the mouth, throat and intestines, improving the uptake of nutrients/vitamins, and is useful in the treatment of any respiratory disease, as it helps them to expel the mucus from their system. It also reduces the presence of botulism, and is the only effective treatment for the toxin it produces. The target pH is 5~6, or slightly acidic, which also creates a hostile environment for internal parasites ... all that goodness, and for quite literally pennies per gallon ~;-)" And can I try this along too or don’t bother? "Crushed ( 7) 1000 mg vitamin c tablets.(one for each chicken) added two to three tablespoons of cinnamon to the powder and mixed it in feed." http://www.afn.org/~poultry/newsletr/1996/psep96.pdf Chicken Medications by Dr. James Barton and Clarence Gillihan (excerpt) ".....Bacterial Diseases: Purchase a bottle of Tylan 50 and several 3cc syringes with 25 to 30 gauge 1/2" needles. Give your hen 1 to 1 1/2 cc. of Tylan under the skin of the neck .........Continue daily injections for three days but not more than five. Withdrawal time is one month. Tylan does not have much activity against coccidia, but it is very good against Mycoplasma bacteria which is responsible for some respiratory diseases. To inject Tylan 50, pull the hens feathers back to reveal the skin on base of the the neck on her back. Lift the skin up and insert the needle gentlty but firmly into the skin just far enough to allow the Tylan to be injected. You will be able to feel it. Be careful that you do not inject yourself. Make certain that you do not push the needle through the skin and out again not injecting at all................ Because Tylan is so powerful, it is recommended that you purchase some Beneficial Bird Bacteria and feed it to your chicken after she recovers. Tylan wipes out all the benficial bacteria that is normally present in a chickens digestive system. Also, Tylan can kill skin cells near the site of the injection so you should not use anything stronger than Tylan 50 - a stronger variety, Tylan-200 is also available at your local feed store, but this will likely do more harm than good. When purchasing syringes, get them from a local drug store. The 'human' grade needles are a little sharper than the vetrinary grade. The cost is about the same and your hen will thank you...."