Chicken coughing 4 awhile now

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lucy123, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. lucy123

    lucy123 New Egg

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    Gave antibocic of liquid n water from tractor suppy,rhode island red and now my buffington has got it now. Not getting better.help
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally, water soluble powders are near worthless.

    The only thing I have found that works through the drinking water is Sulmet.

    For what you have you'd be better off to dose them with Liquimycin or Noromycine. Just give the shot in the breast. The cough should be over in 24-48 hours.

    If not then you may have something more extensive. You'd need to check with your State Vet. If you hear a rattle or even worse a gurgle then watch out. You are in trouble.
     
  3. lucy123

    lucy123 New Egg

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    Thanks,I"ll go now to try And find these.Never given a shot,just stick them anywhere in the Breast?
     
  4. lucy123

    lucy123 New Egg

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    Also,never vacinated my chickens,should I be concerned?
     
  5. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Buy several 3-4 cc/ml syringes. They are usually .50 each. Don't reuse them. Give the shot in the thick part of the breast. It's easy.

    Dosage depends on which of the above you can find.
     

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