Dosage help for Sulmet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4luvofchickens, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. 4luvofchickens

    4luvofchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I am new to the forum and hope someone can help. I am a first time chicken owner and kind of in panic mode. Does anyone know the correct dosage of sulmet for 15 week old pullets? I have noticed bloody droppings and today they spent a big portion of the day laying around. I will be purchasing Sulmet tomorrow and want to make sure I know how much to give them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. atimme

    atimme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be clearly printed on the packaging it comes in, it's the law! [​IMG] Good luck with your birds, hope they are ok!
     
  3. 4luvofchickens

    4luvofchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay. I can't get it till morning so I wasn't sure and didn't want to delay treatment. Thanks so much.
     
  4. suzannaski

    suzannaski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just did this on Wed for my chicks, so here's the math I did, adjusted to your chicks' ages.
    It says on the label that 100 turkeys drink 1 gallon of water/day for each week of age, and chickens half that. So the process for chickens:
    200 chickens= 1 gallon/day for one week olds
    200 chickens= 15 gal/day for 15 week olds, or 15/200= .075 gallons per 15 wk old chicken.
    Mix 2 tbsp per gallon of water (double check this on the label, though, cuz I'm doing it from memory)
    For smaller amounts:
    1 tbsp per 1/2 gallon
    1/2 tbsp per quart
    The dosing is the same no matter what age, but you have to make fresh medicine every morning. You can't mix up a 5 gallon bucket and let them drink it until its gone (unless they drink it all in one day)

    I also added electrolytes to the water. I had to eyedropper in the water because my chicks were so lethargic. They perked up in just a few hours, but as of last night, they all seemed healthy (knock on wood)!
     
  5. 4luvofchickens

    4luvofchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I am glad your flock turned out okay, hopefully mine will too.
     

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