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Crackle?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by allhop, May 13, 2016.

  1. allhop

    allhop New Egg

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    i, I'm new to the chicken business but I absolutely adore mine! My beautiful daisy has been sneezing (I think) and I just went out to the garden (she's asleep) and she's crackling. Sounds like a chest infection/cough in humans. What can I give her, I love her to bits and hate to think of her struggling. Thanks in advance x
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Has your hen improved any over the past day or two??? Or is her chest still rattling?? Any other signs?
     
  3. allhop

    allhop New Egg

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    She still rattles. She's absolutely fine in herself, eating drinking etc. Just sneezing & crackly
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    You might consider treating her with Tylan 50 (you can do a search on it). It typically helps with respiratory illnesses. I don't know if that's what your girl has, but it won't hurt to try treating, just in case. Sometimes it's a process of elimination when it comes to treating chicken issues. I've only ever given it as in injection (could use a 22 gauge needle, or even insulin needles if you have access). You could give 1/2 cc into her breast muscle for three days, alternating breasts for each injection. Tractor Supply and other farm type stores generally sell small syringes and needles of various gauges...and Tylan 50.
     

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