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Help, Sneezing and congested chicken!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kenzier093, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. kenzier093

    kenzier093 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was just outside today and I heard one of my RSL hen sneezing and when she breathes she sounds congested. There is a lot of dust in the pen and they have some mites I am treating, but not many. I didn't introduce any new chickens to my flock. The only thing I can think of is that about 9 days ago I went to an auction, but didn't get anything. Could I of possibly came home with a disease or something on my clothes? I have about 28 chickens and only one is doing this. Any advice? Does a feed store carry something I can treat her with if there is a disease? I can't afford to go to a vet or anything expensive so I would have to get something at a feed store.
     
  2. sumatrass

    sumatrass Chillin' With My Peeps

    check out this site it has signs and symptoms for different diseases it might be a respiratory one, Im currently treating a chicken for that with tylon50 that i got at a feed store its an antibiotic u administer through a shot. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. kenzier093

    kenzier093 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How much did you pay for it?
     
  4. kenzier093

    kenzier093 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just looked it up and it says it's for cattle. Is it safe on chickens too?
     
  5. sumatrass

    sumatrass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Tylan 50 injectible is a stronger antibiotic, and you can give 1 ml for 5 lb and over, 1/2 ml for under 5 lb, and 1/4 ml for bantams daily for 3-5 days. I got it for 17.99
     
  6. Eggcessive

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  7. kenzier093

    kenzier093 Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It is best to inject it 1/4 inch into the breast muscle with a 22 gauge needle, once a day for 3 days, and not more than 5. Pull back on the syringe to make sure you are not in a blood vessel.
     
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  9. kenzier093

    kenzier093 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, and one last question, are the eggs safe to eat when given the shot? If not, how long until I can?
     
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