hens sick need help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bantambabii, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. bantambabii

    bantambabii New Egg

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    i have 2 or 3 hens that seem like they have a cold/cough ... i dont know what to do for this its only a very few i even have one young roo doing it too.... there nostrils are kinda runny too
     
  2. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi You need to get some Duramycin (tetracycline) from your local farm store. Directions for mixing is on the package. Put it in their water for 7 days and DO NOT stop before the 7 days as it will not have a chance to kill off all the bacteria. Even if they are better in 3-4 days keep giving them the antibiotic water. Good Luck!
     
  3. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You'll need to make a fresh batch every day too. The pkg says it's only good for 24 hrs.
     
  4. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe the manufacturer recommends 12-14 days of treatment.
     
  5. bantambabii

    bantambabii New Egg

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    thank you all so very much for the information. ill have to go to the store and get some... im very much appreciative. thank you again
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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