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Hen with possible respiratory illness. What to do?!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WVChickNboots, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. WVChickNboots

    WVChickNboots Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen with a possible respiratory illness? (bubbly eye, rattling sound when breathing, messy bottom). I'm new at chicken keeping, and have no idea what to do for her. I did separate her from the rest of the flock. I gave her some electrolyte/probiotic water. Should I give her antibiotics? If so what is best, and where do I get it?
     
  2. jmorgan71587

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    Tylan 50
     
  3. ochochicas

    ochochicas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get Tylan 200. If you don't want to do injections, you can put it on some bread and make them eat it. The tylan 200 is very concentrated. I give .25 cc on bread twice a day. You can also try combining it with another antibiotic such as oxytetracycline.
     
  4. WVChickNboots

    WVChickNboots Out Of The Brooder

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    How many days for that dosage?
     
  5. ochochicas

    ochochicas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Five to seven days. If you think she is improving but not better after 5 days, then keep going for up to 5 more days. You will know by then if she's going to recover or not.
     
  6. WVChickNboots

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    Thank you!
     
  7. casportpony

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  8. WVChickNboots

    WVChickNboots Out Of The Brooder

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    All I could find was this, but I can't understand how to mix it from the direcions. I'll attach a pic of the back side with directions. This pic is the front side:

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  9. WVChickNboots

    WVChickNboots Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's the back side/directions. Help! How much do I use to mix one gallon?

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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