Chickens maybe sick. Should I give antibiotic.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hen76, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Hen76

    Hen76 Hatching

    Jul 13, 2016
    Hi everyone,

    For about 2 weeks now my 2 chickens have had a cough and sneeze. One of them has a runny nose. Other than those symptoms they are acting completely normal. Laying eggs, eating, drinking... I've been doing so much research online that my head is spinning and I am confused! I don't want to bring them to the vet and spend all that money so I've been putting VetRx on their beaks and under their wings. I also purchased the antibiotic Duramycin but haven't given it them because I wasn't sure if it was necessary and I would rather not throw out their eggs for a few weeks. What would you do? Should I give them the antibiotic? Do you think they have that Chronic Respiratory Disease? I feel like if they had that they would be dead by now. Any help would be appreciated!!! I feel so bad for my little girls. Thank you!

  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Songster

    Mar 31, 2014
    I would go ahead and give them the duramycin as directed. Clean the coop, all feeders & waterers very good. Is there good ventilation in your coop? Something I do with my eggs during withdraw periods, I cook them up and feed it back to them. I don't like to waste! :D

    The sooner you get them treated, the sooner they will get better and the less likely they will get worse.
  3. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chirping

    Apr 27, 2016
    Try one tbls Apple cider vinigar per gallon to their water. And clean it like she said.

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