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Stillachick

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Hi all I have very recently picked up some new birds from someone (should have known better=- but didn't want to start with newborns) ) anyway all 3 had had a very slight sneeze which developed into a little bit of a rattle so I gave garlic - then tried kale in yogurt and finally gave them oxytetaramycine (antibiotic). That seems to be doing the trick. All are looking much much better and only 60 hr since I put in their water. However I use VITAL daily in water-- always have with my birds-and is a basic poultry vitamin. I noticed though when it is added to the antiobotic (both are pwd) within abourt 24 hrs. The color changes to a rust color. do you think I have to be concerned =. Is that a possible sign it is already goinjg bad?? and 1 more question. is it true that once a pullet has had a respirtory issue and was treated and even though now got over it -- it is still a carrier to the rest of my adult flock when I introduce them into it? I sure hope not. I already love these little birds and such pretty colors. someone please advise? thanks
 

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) I'm not sure if that could be a concern. I would repost your question in the "Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures" section.
 

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I would definitely do as BantamFan4Life said. Good luck with your girls! :)
 

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) I'm not sure if that could be a concern. I would repost your question in the "Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures" section.

Welcome to BYC!

x2 on @BantamFan4Life 's advice. Glad to hear your birds are doing better, it's always worrying when they aren't well.

Good luck to you and nice to have you here!
 

drumstick diva

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There may be something in the Vital that is affecting the antibiotic. It would be better if you skipped the Vital till the treatment is ended. I have no idea what is in vital but, you don't want things competing with each other. If you are adding to water - are you using a metal dish? Acidic elements would cause rust to form.
 

Stillachick

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Thank you to all who cared enough to respond. I am emilinateing the Vital also thinking I don't want anything to compete with the oxy but thought the extra vitamins might help them when medicating. I put one pullet down today. I hated it but the rattiling was getting worse.
 

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