Chicken antibiotics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OkapisRule, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of antibiotics are there that can be given to a chicken?
     
  2. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of people swear by terramycin as a broad spectrum antibiotic. Pennicillin is another that comes either as a shot or a powder that is added to their drinking water.
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also Tylan
     
  4. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What are you treating for? Any antibiotic should be specific to a disease or symptom set.
     
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  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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  7. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has a fever and is being very sluggish, falling down and breathing very heavily.
     
  8. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you know if a chicken has a fever?? Good luck. I hope your chicken is better soon.
     
  9. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie Queen of Stache

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    Is penicillin good for a chicken with a cold? any recommendations?
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Chickens dont get colds, they get a specific disease which requires specific medication. Respiratory diseases spread to other birds, surviving birds are carriers for life and it's best to cull sick birds.
    Penicillin is geared more in treating serious bacterial infections from injuries, staph infections but not respiratory diseases.
     

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