I live in a relatively large city (Jacksonville, FL) & all the Vets I have phoned do not treat chickens. I was referred to an exotic bird Vet across town that the receptionist said they usually didn't do chickens & plus sounded pretty pricey. Any of the Flock Masters in this area, who do you use?? Surely there must be a farm Vet somewhere around here. Also I think I am dealing with a respiratory infection & read where birds are sent for necropsy to determine the problem. Anybody know who that would be for this area? None of this was in my plans for a backyard coop! If I have to cull my chickens I read on a thread that you can give them Benadryl adult dose to put them to sleep before culling. Has anyone heard of this & how would I do it? I have lost 2 out of 6 chicks between 3 wks & 10 wks old & #3 is dying. I've treated 3 times for coccidia (sulmet X1, Corid X2) so I feel that isn't it. #3 chick rattles, wet sounding breathing, pale, listless, shaking head weird. Onset seemed sudden, head shaking started first & I thought was possibly mites & I treated. Wet sounding breathing & listless last 2 days. I have started Tylan 50 injection from TS but she doesn't look like she will make it to the second dose. I would like to find a Vet in this area for the chicks that still seem asymptomatic if this one doesn't make it.