- May 5, 2015
I am using oxy tetracyline for my pullets that I rec'd from a chicken seller last week. The pullets are not responding as well as I hoped. I have not mixed them with my adult group and am afraid I will have to put them down which I hate to do -- I bought them from someone else and feel so guilty about killing them when they run around and act so normal eating and drinking enthusiastically -- but am concerned with the sneezing and slight coughing they do I called the seller who was concerned and said he would replace them and was going to treat all his pullets to be safe.. I think the one I bought them from had too many birds in one area even though I didn't get to see inside the building. They had a rule they said to protect the chickens. I have done that myself - not letting just anyone walk into my coop and spreading germs. Is there any hope. They have been on this almost 3 days now. Please - is anyoen else seeing this? I hope not that avarian flu? I think they would all be dead if that was it right? I am assuming it is just a respiratory disease due to too many birds in a confined area. I will never buy anything but my own baby chicks 2 days old again. What a stressful mess.