Chicken antibiotics

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

  1. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Songster

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

    myfinefeatheredfriends Songster

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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 Songster

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    also Tylan
     
  4. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Songster

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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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 Crowing

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  7. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Songster

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

    JanetS Songster

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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 4D Personality

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

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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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