Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    welcome mother!

    I better be good now
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, boy! :D
  3. Leoneruth

    Leoneruth Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 18, 2013
    Toormina NSW Australia
    You are always good.You have kept us entertained with all of your adventures,over the years.This is another grand adventure,and I am loving coming along for the ride.You have the ability to inform us whilst entertaining us.Lol.
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I had a big scare this week.

    Mrs Oz was running around doing here clinical hours for her PhD and getting things done before she had to head to Manila for a conference when she got a text message from Bernie saying that one of the chicks has sipon - a drippy nose. Infectious coryza, chronic respiratory disease, infectious bronchitis or influenza or some other disease had got to my chickens.

    What could it be???

    I had visions of chicks dropping everywhere and an end to the whole project.

    Bernie went to the local Agrivet store for advice. They gave him something called Bardicil - I cannot find it on the net and have no idea whether it’s an antibiotic or something else. I asked Mrs Oz to get hold of some oxytetracyclin, erythromycin or tylosin but none were available. She came home with half a pound of amoxacillin. We got that to the beach house and started it in their water.

    Whatever it was, none of the other chicks have manifested symptoms and there have been no deaths.

    I am vaccinating for NCD next week. It’s a shame vaccines only come in packaging for 1000 birds.

    The adventure continues.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    OH NO! Its a good thing those chicks have you two with all your med experience!!

    Next month DH and I will go to classes to be Certified Poultry Techs in PA.
    Looking forward to learning about all those diseases and such! Drawing blood I can handle, DH I dont know how he will do with this part!
  7. 3Dchicken

    3Dchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2012
    That's horrible! [​IMG] Bardicil... is it spelled wrong?

  8. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    how many buff orpington eggs you want OZ?
    we just set 41 eggs today & most were buff orpingtons
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Thats a good question.

    Dealing with pharmacueticals that look or sound the same is an occupational hazard for me.

    I tried several variants of the spelling. I am dealing with a guy (Bernie) that speaks one language talking to a guy that speaks a similar but different language (the agrivet store) then him texting the name of the medication to Mrs Oz and her transferring the info to me.

    So for now - its snake oil lol. It looks like it worked. When I get there in March, I will go and look at the label. I have ordered the antibiotics I mentioned above from Jeffers Vet on line here and will throw them in the golf bag.

    When I bought drugs to give our pigs, they dispense them in a drinking straw with a knot tied at each end. You put the needle through the plastic and draw it up. No labels, no written instructions but very economical - you dont have to pay for 100 doses to inject 4 pigs.
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Long time no hear!

    Hows the chicks?

    I could take up to 24 Piglett. I am so excited to get your beasts. I have the fish for you and will send the foam to ship in with the fish.

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