Help me help my chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bird63, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Bird63

    Bird63 In the Brooder

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    I have some chickens that I think have a cold or upper respiratory infection. I was told to get some Tylan 50 which I did but I can't inject it myself and was told that I could put in their water but wasn't told how much or how often. Does anyone know? I am wanting to do this right now now while I have a chance but don't want to do it wrong. HELP!!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    @casportpony do you know the dose to give Tylan 50 injectable orally?
     
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  3. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    You can give .50ml-1ml right into the chickens beak. Altho it will work better and faster if you inject it. I wouldn't put it in the water. They might not drink the water because of the taste and you wont know if you are overdosing some and underdosing others.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    It's 0.33 ml per pound of body weight 3 times a day. If one can't do 3 times a day it's 0.25 ml per pound of body wight twice a day.

    Never once a day!
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I thnk that's the cattle dose, which is not enough for chickens.
     
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  6. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    I was doing it as .25ml per lb. Just was thinking my girl was about 4lbs when I gave it to her so I gave her 1ml 2x a day. .25ml x4lbs=1ml.
     
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  7. Bird63

    Bird63 In the Brooder

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    Are you injecting it? I just don't feel comfy doing it that way. I know you do it on one side of their body due to most organs on on the other side but I don't like sticking needles in anything. I am looking for something to help them without using a needle. I am also rubbing VetRX around their beak, under wings.
     
  8. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    I did inject it. I'm a nurse so I'm super comfy with needles :D
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    The daily dose is meant to be 1 ml per pound of body weight, so at 4 pounds I would have given 1.33 ml 3 times a day or 2 ml twice a day. Sadly most people way under dose when using Tylan. :(
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    You can give it orally.

    0.33 ml per pound of body weight 3 times a day. If one can't do 3 times a day it's 0.25 ml per pound of body wight twice a day.
     
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