Chickens on antibiotics.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bigdogz1, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Bigdogz1

    Bigdogz1 New Egg

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    I have two chips with upper respiratory issues. I have them separated and on antibiotics(3-days now) Seen much improvement. Can I put them back together in their coop. I separated them into two cardboard boxes in my garage.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    When chickens get respiratory diseases, they may be chronic--never really cured, and sometimes getting them again whenever stressed, plus becoming carriers to other chickens even when not showing symptoms. If you have CRD in your flock already, these two should not be put back in until they have been free of symptoms for a couple of weeks. If your other chickens do not have CRD, then they will become exposed. Mycoplasma (CRD), coryza, and infectious bronchitis are some of the common diseases--here is some info to read: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     

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