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duramycin question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristip, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. kristip

    kristip Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    New Glarus

    So I beleive I have one bird with a respitory infection and I have a dozen birds total including three 6 week olds. I have two other birds that I had once beleive to be motling but have had problems with neck feathers not coming back...not sure if something else is going on so I have decided to treat all with duramycin antibiotics.
    First will the 6 weeks old be ok?
    Second I beleive it is 1T per gallon and I do it for 7 days, is that correct?

    Then toss the eggs for 2 weeks.

    Just want to check on any other advice.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Your dosage on the Duramycin is correct, and it can be used 7-14 days. Oxytetracycline, Gallimycin, and Tylan Soluble Powder can also be used. What exactly are the symptoms your chickens are showing? Here is a good list of the common diseases--look for infectious bronchitis (IB,) mycoplasma (MG,) ILT, and coryza: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

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