Help! Catch the Rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickendoodle, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. chickendoodle

    chickendoodle In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2007
    Beaufort S.C.
    I went my my feed store and was told I should treat all the chickens with Duramycin-10.They are not free range and there life depends on it due to my dogs.Catch has 4 hens he lives with. None of them have a problem with there comb.Now how long do we have to wait before using the eggs if they all get the Duramycin-10?Also how much do I give them and is it for 7 days or 14 days? The package is a powder (6.4oz) and has to be mixed.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2007
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    What was the reasoning behind this?
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    What are you trying to treat?
  4. chickendoodle

    chickendoodle In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2007
    Beaufort S.C.
    Catch has some purple on his crown.I don't know what it is.I am very new at this.He is by himself now and not happy.Is it something like a virus? None of his hens have it.I thought if it is a virus antibiotic medication won't help.Antibiotics kill bacteria right?
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2007
  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    my roo gets some purple coloring on his comb once in a while and I think it is just from the heat because it goes away later in the evening. Then somedays he doesn't have it at all. Hope that helps.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Another feedstore idiot telling you to use drugs when they are not called for. I am so tired of them doing that to people. Sounds like he does NOT need antibiotics at all. The comb is like a thermostat and changes colors sometimes.
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sometimes the roo's combs can turn purple if they are lower in blood circulation there. Heat in day with panting or cold weather can cause it. DO NOT MEDICATE! That will be worse for your birds.
  8. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    It is called "Selling". The clerk is more interested in keeping his job than in the health of your livestock. People are clerks in feed stores because they didn't go to Veterinary School. That is not to say the clerk doesn't know anything about animal health, just that if you want reliable information, get it from a vet. You only get what you pay for in this world.

  9. Tamara69

    Tamara69 Hatching

    Sep 4, 2007
    Antibiotics DO NOT treat viral infections.
    Antibiotics treat bacterial pathogens
    Antivirals are for viral pathogens.

    Bacteria and Virii are entirely different entities.....

    The needless useage of antibiotics when not warrented/ and not taking the full course of medication is the cause of drug resistant strains in the human population.

    MRSA is a case in point.

    Read and research before you act.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2007

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