I had a rooster pass away last summer with a respiratory infection. I took him to the vet they gave us antibiotics. He passed away anyway. I had a hen get sick with something I think wrong with her crop the vet thought it could be blockage. I gave her 2 different kinds of antibiotics one by shot and one by mouth. she died anyway. now I have a hen ( Ethel) with a possible air sacculitus. the vet gave us antibiotics. we tried to give it to her by mouth when we got back from the vet. it stressed her breathing so much that she was struggling to get her breath she was a little blue. I told my husband I did not want to do that to her again. I have been putting it in her food and she eats some of it but not all of it. I have put an antibiotic in all their water called Duramycin. It says on the package that is for air sacculitis control. she drinks and eats. so do yall think that between her getting some in her food and some in the water that will be enough to help her? My chickens are pets so its very important to me. I don't want to try to give it to her straight in her mouth anymore. I am so rock bottom with this because it seems that even when I give them antibiotics they pass away anyway. so that's why I am asking do they usually always die with this? I hate to make her take it straight in the mouth because it puts so much stress on her breathing. she rest a lot but still is out and about with everybody scratching and eating. she even pecks a head ever once in a while. she is not as active as her usual self. I just want to cry. by the way they are all three red blue laced wynodottes and she is around going on 3. the other two that passed were wynodottes.