how much pinicilin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dee Dee 2, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Dee Dee 2

    Dee Dee 2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    352
    16
    113
    Jun 8, 2012
    Tomball, Tx.
    Chicken with swollen ankle, foul odor. Some nice member sugessted pinicillin. How much ? How often ? Injection site ? Needle size (max) ? (It is so thick.) Any /all info appreciated. Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    39,821
    1,299
    516
    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I've used a 20 guage needle and it worked fine. Give it in the breast on their left side. (not the side their crop is on) I believe dosage was 1/2 cc, given over 4 or 5 days, but I'm not 100% positive on that.
     
  3. Dee Dee 2

    Dee Dee 2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    352
    16
    113
    Jun 8, 2012
    Tomball, Tx.
    Think you are correct on dosage THANKS !
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    59,892
    18,331
    801
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

    30,750
    5,122
    561
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I have read elsewhere and here on BYC that 1/10 of a cc/ml is the dose for chickens.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by