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Electrolytes and antibiotics

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pedoodle, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. pedoodle

    pedoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    Can Farm Boost and Duramycin-10 be administered in the same drinking water?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Sure. One won't negate the other. Electrolytes won't make antibiotics less effective. Antibiotics won't affect electrolytes.
    You will want to add probiotics after the complete course of antibiotics though since it will kill both good and bad bacteria.

    What bacterial infection is the duramycin for?
     
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  3. pedoodle

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    Will the mother in apple cider vinegar provide probiotics?
    The feed store recommended the antibiotics when I told them that one of the hens was pooping a splatter of dark brown gravel like poop and was losing weight.
     
  4. Free Spirit

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    You can get probiotics in packets to put into a gallon of water from Tractor Supply from "Sav-A-Chick". Looks like the Sav-A-Chick electrolyte packet but has an orange top to the label vs green top.

    You can also see if they will eat unflavored plain yogurt which is a good source of probiotics.
     
  5. pedoodle

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    Kewl, thanks Free Spirit.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Just keep in mind that feed store employees aren't necessarily chicken experts. They know where the feed is stored but in reality, how much more about chicken could they know?


    Antibiotics aren't indicated unless a bacterial infection is detected and even at that, one that is determined to be curable by antibiotics.

    They sell antibiotics so it works for them to sell them regardless of if your chickens need them.
     
  7. pedoodle

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    Thanks.
     

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