help need a question answered

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bryan8, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Songster

    May 21, 2009
    New york
    Well I was brooding my 5, 6 week old ducklings with my 3 cornish x. One of the cornish x got cocci, so i seprated out the cornish x and they moved to the garage where they are being treated with sulmet. My question is should i treat my ducks also incase they got exposed? On the sulmet bottle it says do not medicate chickens or turkeys produceing eggs for human consumption. Can i use this even tho i plan on eating the eggs once they get old enough and start laying?

    Any advice is good



  2. I personnally would go ahead and run sulmet in all the water just to be safe. Cocci spreads pretty fast. As for the warning on the bottle, most all meds say that and most go by the standard of not eating the eggs for two weeks after last treatment. Sulfa drugs such as Sulmet says this especially because so many people are alergic to sulfa drugs. Yours are young enough that you don't have to worry about the egg laying part.
    Good luck with the sickies.

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